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Monday, October 19, 2009

A hearty one and a half cheers...

...for the Antiochian Archdiocese.

1. They re-retired Bp. Dimitri. His continued employment was a terrible scandal. That's worth a cheer.
2. They agreed to an "internal" audit. Not much in details. This strikes me as at best a half step in the right direction. But a lot will depend on how this is handled and who will be doing it. The bottom line though is that anything less than a fully transparent audit conducted by a reputable independent entity will be seen as suspect by some. This warrants a half cheer.
3. The manual on hierarchical responsibilities has been put off for a while. There are some logical reasons for this given the possibility that the Holy Synod of Antioch may finally be taking an interest in what's been going on over here. This is a neutral action, neither good nor bad.

See OCANews and the Ochlophobist for details and analysis.

1 comment:

Matthew the Curmudgeon said...

I have been wonder for a while now, why the Patriarchate hasn't show an interest. I don't know what the Orthodox equivalent of an 'Inquisitor' is, but it's time to trample some toes. Maybe 'retire' Met. Philip?