Alaska Newsreader

Author: Terry Carr
Date Published: 08/17/2007

Today’s news for the Last Frontier

Church investigation. The Kodiak Daily Mirror says in a story today that the primate of the Orthodox Church in America has undertaken an investigation into allegations of misconduct within the church’s Alaska Diocese. The investigation is centering on the Kodiak clergy, the seminary there and the bishop who oversees it, according to the story.

A confidential letter written by the primate and quoted at length in the story notes that at least part of the allegations apparently involve sexual misconduct.

Bishop Nikolai, who heads the Alaska Diocese, has been asked to step aside during the investigation, the story says.