Guam – Yesterday, a lawsuit filed in the District Court of Guam detailed accusations of sexual abuse against former Chancellor Father Adrian Cristobal, naming him for the first time as an alleged sexual predator.
In a statement from Archdiocese of Guam, Spokesperson Tony Diaz, he confirms, “Father Adrian is still a priest of the Archdiocese of Agana. However, he is off-island in mission at the Diocese of Phoenix.”
In light of the allegations, Diaz says Father Cristobal is being called back to the island.
Cristobal was the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Agana appointed by Archbishop Anthony Apuron. However, when Apuron was placed on leave in 2016 as a result of sexual allegations against him, the Vatican not only appointed Archbishop Michael Byrnes as a temporary administrator but Cristobal was also replaced as chancellor.
Following his replacement Cristobal was assigned to the San Dionisio parish in Umatac, which did not sit well with the former chancellor.
In response Cristobal indicated in a message that he was researching canon law regarding his new assignment.
A statement from the Archdiocese is pending however was not available as of news time today.