Diana if Archbishop Apuron had simply stepped down temporarily last May (when Roy Quintanilla accused him) and ordered a local investigation to take place instead of running to the Pope I'm sure none of the others would have dared to come out.
Archbishop Apuron did much more than step down temporarily. He removed himself entirely from the island. Going through a local investigation would not be in his favor. Why? Archbishop Apuron believes that there was a local conspiracy to remove him from his position. Therefore, the possibility exists that his conspirators would manipulate the local investigation. After all, look at all his accusers. They all have a connection to Tim Rohr, the main accuser.
The jungle even has someone like Vincent Pereda who had more than 30 years of clinical experience as a professional counselor to say that Archbishop Apuron is a "serial child molester" based only on news reports and without interviewing any of the alleged victims. See Mr. Pereda's statement in news report here. Mr. Vincent Pereda is also connected to Tim Rohr, Doris Concepcion and even Richard Untalan. See the screenshot below of Vincent Pereda's facebook page below:
As you can see, all those who spoke out against Archbishop Apuron are all CONNECTED. The only way for Archbishop Apuron to have a fair investigation and a fair trial would be outside of Guam.
Have you noticed that the jungle NEVER said that Father Louis Brouillard, who sexually molested more than 20 young boys, is the worst sex offender in Guam's history? Rather, they say that Archbishop Apuron is the most evil. They condemned a man without due process of the law.....the same way Father MacRae was condemned by the media without due process of the law.
The investigation would find nothing since there was no evidence or witnesses. By leaving Guam he opened the door for the other accusations against him. It gave Tim Rohr and Bob Klitzke the chance to work on the bill to lift the statute of limitations. By leaving Guam and not sending any more video messages to his flock after Archbishop Hon was sent it looked like Apuron was in hiding. He could have contacted one of the stations with an exclusive video message assuring his flock that he is still working on his canonical trial. If he could have arranged a Skype interview with KUAM or PNC or both stations all the blogging would have no effect. Apuron could have maintained his innocence by staying in the public eye because the more people could see and hear him the more they would continue to believe in him.
But instead Apuron is in some secret hideaway. So that makes him look guilty. You've posted about Fr. Gordon MacRae who spent decades in prison maintaining his innocence. Fr. MacRae refused to cut a deal because he believes in his innocence even if he was unjustly accused. Apuron should come out of hiding. He doesn't have to return to the island until after his trial is over. But he has to come into the light and let his flock see and hear him.
Archbishop Apuron already came out and stated that he requested a canonical trial and is seeking to prove his innocence. How many more times do you want him to say the same thing over and over and over and over? Even when he came out to say this, he was still criticized and condemned by the Junglewatch nation. If they did not believe him the first time he came out in public, then what makes you think they will believe him if he came out a second, third, or fourth time saying exactly the same thing?
Tell me....where did you get the idea that Archbishop Apuron was hiding? You got this idea from the jungle and only from the jungle and nowhere else. The jungle was the one who spread this rumor about Archbishop Apruon hiding just like they spread the rumor that Father Edivaldo was put on leave because he was drunk. Did anyone ask Tim to produce the report of Father Edivaldo being drunk? Did anyone ask Father Jeff to verify Tim's accusation? Did Tim Rohr ever apologize for his error in stating that Father Edivaldo was placed on leave because he was reported drunk?
People like Archbishop Byrnes. They like his humility and the fact that he is approachable. They like his homilies. There are people who are starting to think that having a "white guy" as Archbishop of Guam isn't such a bad thing after all. Apuron needs to remind his flock that even though he's not on island he's still the real archbishop.
The fact that he has not come out to remind people that he is still the Archbishop of Agana actually shows Archbishop Apuron's humility.