Petition to Defrock Archpriest Michael Abdelahad

Author: Staff
Date Published: 07/04/2012
Publication: wanted to alert all of our readers to an online petition to defrock Archpriest Michael Abdelahad from the priesthood. The petition asks Metropolitan Philip Saliba to remove the priest from the clergy of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AA). It is linked here.

Abdelahad was convicted on May 25, 2012, of one court of assault and battery with a deadly weapon (a shod foot) and one count of assault and battery (biting). The victim was an adult female who was a member of his parish. You can read more about the case here.

We have also provided a link the AA abuse policy. It can be found here. A copy of this document is also linked above.