Diocese of Washington and New York Moves for Summary Judgment in the Koumentakos Case
On December 24, 2008, the Diocese of Washington and New York of the Orthodox Church in America, along with the Washington Deanery, filed a motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit brought against them by Kristine Patico Koumentakos. Among the wrongs alleged in the lawsuit was Fr. Raymond Velencia’s publication of Koumentakos’ confidential information. This complaint said that this information was obtained by Velencia during confession and/or during confidential counseling.
A copy of the motion is linked above, as is the affidavit of Archpriest Joseph Lickwar, diocesan chancellor.