The Archdiocese of Agana is investigating three new allegations of clergy sex abuse brought forward in the last few weeks, Deacon Leonard Stohr said Thursday. Stohr, the archdiocese’s sexual abuse response coordinator since August, said the three individuals aren’t among those who have filed lawsuits against the archdiocese or priests. “The...
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