The following information regarding Archbishop Anthony Apuron, including his assignments and some of the allegations against him, has been compiled from public sources that are listed below. Please note that the information on this page is not intended to suggest the allegations are true or false, but is merely being provided to summarize publicly available information. If you or someone you love was abused, please contact us to learn your legal options.


1972                Ordained

1973-1981       Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church                           Agat, Guam

1982-83           Cathedral of Dulce Nombre de Maria Church           Agana, Guam

1983                Auxiliary Bishop of Agana                                         Agana, Guam

1986-2016       Archbishop of Agana                                                  Agana, Guam

Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron
Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron with Pope Francis


Archbishop Apuron was ordained a priest of the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin in 1972.  He was appointed an auxiliary bishop of Agaña in 1983, its apostolic administrator in 1985, and its Archbishop in 1986.  Following allegations of sexual abuse, Archbishop Apuron was placed on leave by the Vatican in 2016.  Archbishop Apuron is 70 years old and is a native of Guam.

In May 2016, a former altar boy publicly accused Archbishop Apuron of molestation when the former altar boy was 12 years old.  Shortly thereafter, another former altar server public accused Archbishop Apuron of molesting him, which was followed by more former altar boys accusing him of sexually abusing them as children.