Concerned Catholics organize to investigate archdiocese
Updated: Dec 08, 2014 10:42 PM PST, by Jolene Toves
Guam - With recent controversies emerging within the Catholic Church, a new organization led by parishoners has formed to be the voice of the Catholic community. Catholics from parishes across the island have organized to form the non-profit group called Concerned Catholics of Guam to investigate recent controversies within the Archdiocese of Agana and its management.
President Gregory Perez told KUAM News, "A small group of individuals have been hearing complaints of mistreatment of the clergy and the laity mismanagement of finances and assets of the Archdiocese . . .
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