Archbishop Elias Chacour

Archbishop Elias Chacour
Archbishop Elias Chacour

Archbishop Elias Chacour was the head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Israel, the Archeparchy of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and all Galilee.

In 2013 the Israel Police’s National Fraud Unit opened an investigation into Chacour for the sexual harassment of a woman who works in the community the archbishop leads. Chacour denied the allegations to the police, but the authorities found the sole complainant to be credible. After questioning the archbishop was released on bail with restricting conditions.

On January 27th, 2014, the Apostolic Nunciature in Israel announced that the Pope had accepted the resignation of Chacour.