Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Catholic Church on Guam,
Place your trust in God and in the Church in Rome, which is the seat of the Apostle Peter. The Lord said, "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church." It was Rome who sent Archbishop Hon; therefore, place your trust in the Bishop sent by Rome. Let your choice be on the side of Rome.
"Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church." These words were written thousands of years ago by St. Ignatius of Antioch. So, let us choose the SIDE of Archbishop Hon, whom Rome has sent. It is clear that the Church built by Christ has sent Archbishop Hon; therefore, let us give our cooperation to Archbishop Hon and Father Nowak. Archbishop Hon has already started reorganizing things in the Archdiocese of Agana. Let us all seek peace through cooperation so that we can all be reconciled.
Do not place your trust on any man whom Rome has NOT sent. Do not place your hope and trust on any man who abandons you. Pope Francis sent a message to the people of Guam, telling us to give him our trust and prayers. So, place your trust on Pope Francis, the Vicar of Christ, and who sent Archbishop Hon in his stead. Place your trust on God, the head of the Catholic Church and who guides the hand of the Pope who sits on Earth as His representative. Remember, God will never abandon us. He will always remain with us in times of joy and in times of troubles.