In fact, Wall says it could be years before the results of the trial are known. There are no benches and witness stands or defense tables for the parties to sit. There aren’t any pews for spectators to watch from the sidelines.Hopefully, the trial will be done in a timely manner and not take several years. However, the fact that it is taking this long is good news. Why? Because it shows that the Vatican is more interested in facts and in the truth. The fact that the Vatican investigators will be coming to Guam to obtain depositions from the alleged victims shows that the canonical trial is about the sexual allegations, and not about HOW Archbishop Apuron responded to the allegations.
Recently, a priest from Boston tried to get deposition from three of the alleged victims, but their lawyer David Lujan stepped in and instructed his clients not to give any depositions. If the Vatican investigators are here, would the alleged victims give them their depositions? Will they answer the questions of the Vatican investigators themselves or allow their attorney David Lujan to speak for them? I am certain that the Vatican investigators prefer to hear the testimonies from the alleged victims themselves. I am sure that the Vatican will also be taking a deposition from Archbishop Apuron as well.