Burke, in an Associated Press report, said he aims to wrap up the Apuron investigation by the summer. The report also said Burke denied he had been sent to Guam as "punishment," telling Italy's Mediaset it was normal for cardinals to take on extra jobs in their areas of expertise.I had assumed that the trial would take years, but Cardinal Burke aimed to wrap everything up by the summer, which is a few months away. If Archbishop Apuron is found guilty, then he will be removed and Archbishop Byrnes will automatically become the Archbishop of Agana. The title "Coadjutor" will be dropped.
On the other hand, if Archbishop Apuron is found not guilty, then there will be another trial. It will be a civil trial. Archbishop Apuron will be filing a defamation lawsuit against ALL his accusers. While it is true that there is already a civil trial filed by the four alleged victims, Archbishop Apuron will be filing his own defamation lawsuit. We simply have to wait for the result of the canonical trial.