GUAM: Catholic Archbishop Denies Raping His Nephew

Catholic News Service reports:

An embattled archbishop in Guam has denied an allegation that he raped his nephew nearly 20 years ago, when his accuser was a teen. Mark Apuron, nephew of Guam’s Archbishop Anthony Apuron, filed a lawsuit Jan. 10, claiming that his uncle raped him in a Church bathroom in 1989 or 1990. This is the fifth lawsuit to accuse the archbishop of sexual abuse of minors during his time as a pastor and bishop.

“God is my witness: I deny all allegations of sexual abuse made against me, including this last one,” wrote Apuron in a Jan. 18 statement, according to Guam Pacific Daily News. “All of these allegations have been mentored and promoted by the same source and this one seems particularly timed to influence the verdict of the Vatican trial conducted by the Holy See, as a last resort out of fear that I may be exonerated,” he continued.

In addition to this claim, Apuron faces four other accusations from former altar boys, who charged the archbishop with abuse in the 1970s when he served as a parish priest in Agat. The first allegations against the archbishop were made public in May 2016. Mark’s attorney, David Lujan, said that his client was too ashamed and embarrassed to tell his family about the alleged abuse until recently.

  • Boreal

    ‘God is my witness: I deny all allegations of sexual abuse made against me, including this last one,’
    Excellent, ‘god’ can show up to testify for you in court, pedo.

  • Todd20036

    Because nephews always make raping accusations against their uncles falsely.
    OTOH, the RCC embraced Trump and Moore, so fucking kids is no scandal with them anyway.
    So it’s all good.

  • PickyPecker
    • Boreal

      FTW

  • PickyPecker
    • Scott Carpenter

      What? A Catholic priest accused of child rape? This almost never happens.

    • Tawreos

      the one on the left looks like Harry Potter’s kid

    • GanymedeRenard

      JMG! I didn’t see your post, Mr. Pecker before posting mine! Sorry, I’m still catching up!

  • PickyPecker

    I’m certain pope frankie will take care of this situation. /s

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Well he IS so progressive. That’s why I like him as much as I like President Trump! It’s because he says what I wants ta hear!

    • GayOldLady

      He’ll give him refuge in the Vatican where he can commit sexual assault without fear of reprisal.

      • ChrisMorley

        He’s already at the Vatican facing some “Tribunal” for all his abuses.

        In his denial he pathetically cries for sympathy
        ‘As I lay sick after another surgery and I face the final judgment
        approaching evermore close, having lost interest in this world, God is my witness: I deny all allegations of sexual abuse made against me, including this last one.’

        • ChrisMorley

          Ha Ha Ha

  • crewman

    Sounds like it’s time to move someone to a new parish.

    • Robincho

      A pedo rape? In CHURCH? Parish the thought…

    • Paula

      Yeah, about 200 miles off the coast where the water is nice and deep.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        A nice park with a hungry shark

    • zhera

      They already shipped him off to Guam, is there any place left?

      My surprise at this story is that Guam is big enough to have an archbishop.

      • Christopher

        Yeah, drop his pedo ass in the Mariana Trench.

    • JP

      It’s funny that I’ve made it to 50 and not once getting accused of child rape. You’d think it was in their job description.
      http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/330f.gif

  • hdtex
    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      LOL

  • Snownova

    “the verdict of the Vatican trial conducted by the Holy See”

    Excuse me? Why the fuck aren’t the *proper* authorities handling this? Last I checked Guam wasn’t a theocracy, nor is it a Christian sharia law state.

    • GayOldLady

      These are likely decades old charges and probably outside the statute of limitations.

      • Snownova

        Some crimes shouldn’t have a statute of limitations. Rape and murder first and foremost.

    • Statistics Palin

      The Catholic Church must be prosecuted under the RICO statutes for routinely aiding priests, bishops, and Cardinals to escape prosecution for child rape. It is a criminal organization operating under color of religion.

      • Macbill

        You’re right. It is obvious there is a pattern of deliberate obfuscation of criminal activity. It smells of R.I.C.O.

        • Statistics Palin

          Thank you for the gentle spelling lesson.

    • GanymedeRenard

      It’a a U.S. territory. Just sayin’.

  • Lars Littlefield

    “Honest Injun, Judge, I have no idea how my erect penis made it into my nephew’s anus.

  • AmeriCanadian

    By all means, let’s call his witness to the stand. What’s that I hear? The summons can’t be served on a mythical manifestation of one’s imagination? Such a quandary.

  • bkmn

    The fish rots from the head.

  • Professor Barnhardt
    • Karl Dubhe 2

      They’re everything we’ve ever called them; and more.

      Ain’t it wonderful to know for sure?

      • GayOldLady

        Ain’t it wonderful to have on the record proof of it.

      • another_steve

        There was never any doubt, really. They’re using him primarily to get their judges on the federal bench. That was the deal from the start of Trump’s run for the presidency.

        “You appoint our boys to the bench, we’ll support you no matter what.”

  • Barry William Teske

    Is there really THAT much relief in denial?

  • Uncle Mark

    This is an example of how “beating the bishop” might have helped prevent this disgusting abuse

  • TJay229

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    • Hank

      After reading the article, my first thought, was WHO actually owns the bar?? A GLBT member or someone else??
      My second thought, was, NOW I know why would NEVER live in the SOUTH

  • HZ81

    God is not your witness. Will not hold up in court. Go fuck yourself.

  • Rex

    I consulted the Holy See and Say – the answer if he is telling the truth is “Nay”.

  • DaveMiller135

    They seriously need to rethink that celibacy thing.

    • Scott Carpenter

      They seriously need to rethink that leaving priests without adult supervision thing.

    • Tawreos

      They should try actually being celibate instead of using their altar boys as a loophole.

    • #DJTK5F

      They need to exercise the “Do unto others thing…”, except payback should be with a broken bottle.

    • JP

      I’m sorry but I just can’t see a healthy adult man joining the church. I just see someone running away from something sinful.

  • Tawreos

    Sounds like someone may be recalled to the Vatican to spend a life in penitence and prayer as well as conveniently being out of the reach of any secular authorities that are tired of priests raping kids with impunity.

  • #DJTK5F

    From Pope Bergoglio: “Yeah, punk….PROVE it.”

    • Uncle Mark

      That’s EXACTLY what Pope Frankie said when he visited Chile, and defended the bishop there against accusations that the bishop helped protect a notorious pedophile priest

      • #DJTK5F

        “SLANDER! CALUMNY!”

        • Uncle Mark

          …and that’s name of the Pope’s latest dress designer

          • #DJTK5F

            By the way, we haven’t heard a pope peep from the Rat Zinger lately. Has he descended (or ascended, as the case may be) into utter and abject dementia yet?

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    I’m sure he seriously repented and confessed to the right priest, who has forgiven him of his sin.

    Personally, I think it’s up to the person you raped to grant forgiveness. Not the guy who works for the same company that you do.

    • Tawreos

      or their imaginary boss.

  • Nic Peterson

    Toni Perkkkins will be delivering a patented Duggar Mulligan any minute now.

  • Nic Peterson

    Quick someone call TLC, we have a new reality show for them. It has everything they want. A religious leader, a family member and child abuse.

    • Tawreos

      they might go for it since the number of kids involved is obscene.

    • Uncle Mark

      TLC – Touching Little Children

  • Lazycrockett
    • Karl Dubhe 2

      Our government must know that there’s no trusting Trump’s administration by now…

    • CanuckDon

      Trump can work on his wall while we build a big big bridge to go right over the entire nation.

      • David Walker

        Cool. Just please build an extension to the east.

    • ChrisMorley

      However
      Trump imposes steep tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines

      Restrictions aim to boost US manufacturing, but critics warn they
      will slow shift to renewable energy and increase consumer costs https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/23/trump-imposes-steep-tariffs-on-imported-solar-panels-and-washing-machines

      • David Walker

        It won’t do squat for US manufacturing, especially considering the fucking moron’s stance on climate change (solar panels) and the environment (un- or poorly-treated water thanks to relaxed/no standards for outflow from sewerage plants. Plus, banana republicans.

        I went to college in a very small town in central PA. This was mid-’60s, so it was still pre-any thought about air, water, environment, that kind of wimpy stuff. A creek bordered the south and west of the town, and it was all right. But there was a laundromat on the bank of the creek and, because it wasn’t illegal, all of the water from the laundromat poured right into the creek. On a busy night, because of the slow current of the creek, one could see a flotilla of iceberg-like mounds of soap suds floating downstream.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    lol do you swear on your mom too ? On all that’s holy ? …. pig

  • alc2018
  • another_steve

    In cases such as this, we apply the Bill Clinton Rule:

    “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    If god is your witness, then we know you LIE !

  • Leo
  • Leo
  • Leo

    OT3. Like Rachel said, this is our lives now. 10 breaking stories every day that would simultaneously end any other administration. New world! Let’s try it! /s

  • Mike Knife

    The Catholic pedeophile cult of greed needs to be stopped before they rape and abuse any more children.

  • madknits

    God may be your witness, but it’s kind of hard to make him take the stand.

  • Hue-Man

    Tony PerKKKins: Catholic priests all get mulligans.

  • BobSF_94117

    “All of these allegations have been mentored and promoted by the same source

    The police?

  • boatboy_srq

    Not even family is safe. wow.

  • Clive Johnson

    A worldwide child sex racket. Nothing will bring an end to this disease of the church unless its total financial viability is at stake. And maybe not even then.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8943ad8fab36725ebc335b9f6c5df352ff9cdba38b893afe9359243dfb23583b.jpg

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    So, in other words, he did it.

    • Treant

      You can usually tell by the rhetoric. “He wasn’t even cute enough to fuck until he was at least 11!”

  • Joseph Miceli

    I was once a little liar.
    From age 9 to 13, I lied. I lied constantly to stay out of trouble. Next day I had to tell more lies to keep consistent with the lies I told the day before, plus a new bunch of lies that day. Next day I’d have to tell lies to keep up with the lies from two days ago, the lies from yesterday….you get the idea.
    I remember sitting on the edge of my bed one morning at age 13 and thinking about all of that days scheduled lies and I just stopped. I blanked out for a minute and I remember just saying “No. I’m not doing this anymore.” Since then I do not lie. You may not like me, I may fuck up and have to apologize (which I find garners more respect than actually doing the right thing all the time…go figure!) but I don’t lie.
    I remember that when I WAS a horrible little liar that I actually BELIEVED my lies. I could stand there and look you in the eye and believe with all my heart that I never called so and so “that” or broke that or whatever. I created my own reality.
    I wonder if these bishops realize the horror of what they’ve done and some of them somehow believe their own lies. If so I have no pity for them. They need to have that moment of clarity, stop lying and pay for what they’ve done. If a 13 year old boy can have that moral courage, than surely a fucking Bishop can find the backbone and the faith to do so as well!

  • JWC

    All in the Family????

  • Well at least Josef Ratzinger is no longer the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that oversees the Church’s sex abuse investigations. He was Prefect from 1981 to 2005. He had his own scandal back in Munich, Germany where he secretly transferred a pedophile priest and ignored repeated warnings while the priest went on to abuse for decades. And as Prefect he issued a secret order to all Bishops worldwide to remain silent about sex abuse cases and not inform police. So they bumped him up to Pope.

    And it’s good that Ratzinger’s replacement, Cardinal William Levada, (2005 – 2012) is no longer Prefect either. He had his own scandal back in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco where he refused to turn abusers over to police, and spent a lot of time intimidating victims and making secret payments and trying to keep the pedophilia scandal hushed up. Though he worked diligently to cover up the Church’s pedophilia scandal, he and his secret lover Archbishop George Hugh Niederauer with whom he shared a secret condo in Long Beach, fought tirelessly to defeat gay marriage.

    And it’s good that Levada’s replacement, Gerhard Ludwig Müller, (2012 – 2017) is no longer Prefect. He reinstated a pedophile priest, and systematically thwarted sex abuse investigations into a boys choir run by Ratzinger’s brother, and is currently being sued.

    So let’s see. Who’s the new Prefect? Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer. He’s a long-time CDF insider, appointed Secretary (second in command) of the CDF by Ratzinger. He served in that position under Levada and Müller.

  • david fairfield

    Cue pope to call nephew a liar in 5….4….3….2….

  • GanymedeRenard

  • saucetin

    “…including the last one!” (which I enjoyed the least!)

  • charemor
  • JCF

    Family Values!

  • Boreal