Orthodox Church roiled by scandal

Orthodox Church roiled by scandal

The Catholic Church isn’t the only church roiled by scandal these days. Orthodox Christians for Accountability is a web site tracking financial scandals in the Orthodox Church in America. According to a Washington Post article linked from the site:

Allegations of financial misconduct are rocking the Orthodox Church in America, whose former treasurer says top officials misappropriated millions of dollars in donations from agribusiness titan Dwayne Andreas, U.S. military chaplains and ordinary parishioners across the country.

The highest officers of the 400,000-member denomination, an offshoot of the Russian Orthodox Church, are accused of using the money to cover personal credit card bills, pay sexual blackmail, support family members and make up shortfalls in various church accounts.

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