31 Jul 2017

Guam Catholic Church hires new legal counsel

1:49 pm on 31 July 2017

The Catholic Church on Guam has hired a new legal counsel as it faces nearly 100 lawsuits for historical sexual abuse.

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Guam

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Guam Photo: 123rf

KUAM news reports that a local attorney, John Terlaje, will be joined by Seattle lawyer Michael Patterson, replacing a San Francisco-based law firm.

Mr Patterson has represented Catholic dioceses and archdioceses across the United States and resolved more than 2,000 child abuse cases.

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