Guam - Another demonstration was held in front of the Cathedral De Basilica in Hagatna. This time, demonstrators called it a silent protest and had a clear message for Archbishop Anthony Apuron.
Catholics Protest Outside Cathedral, Express Dismay at Archbishop's Leadership
Written by Janela Carrera, September 8, 2015
The "silent protest" was held Sunday morning outside of the Cathedral de Basilica in Hagatna.
Controversies have been surrounding the Archdiocese of Agana in recent years, many of which involve actions taken by Archbishop Apuron.
Catholics have been holding prayer demonstrations and even created a non-profit group called Concerned Catholics of Guam, calling attention to . . .
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