Venezuelan nun beatified (VPI-TV (YouTube)) Blessed Carmen Rendiles Martínez (1903-77) founded the Servants of Jesus of Caracas. “Along with her sisters, she served with love in the parishes, in the schools, and beside those most in need,” Pope Francis said on June 17. “Let us praise the Lord for her, His faithful disciple, and entrust our prayers for the Venezuelan people to her intercession.”
Guam archbishop appeals Vatican guilty verdict on abuse charges (USA Today) As expected, Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, Guam has appealed the decision of a Vatican tribunal that found him guilty of sex-abuse charges. Archbishop Michael Byrnes, who was appointed by the Vatican as a coadjutor to lead the Guam archdiocese after Archbishop Apuron was recalled to Rome, remarked that the long canonical process is having a “very detrimental” impact on the local Church. “We need final closure,” he said.