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Official  Policy  On  Inappropriate Misconduct  By  The Clergy

The Evangelical Orthodox
Catholic Church

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Recent events in our country and society here in the United States and other parts of the world have made it necessary to publish and provide a clear understanding within the ranks of all of the clergy and the faithful, (and prayerfully we pray, eventually within each and every jurisdiction of the Church), that ZERO tolerance will and must be the standard operating guideline for issues of inappropriate misconduct by the clergy. This will also be the standard operating understanding and procedure for the clergy of The Evangelical Orthodox Catholic Church in America.

We have adopted, herewith, a working and official policy of, and for, The Evangelical Orthodox Catholic Church regarding the sexual misconduct of clergy, employees, regular volunteers, seminarians, and candidates for ordination and/or incardination.

While a more permanent Canon will be added to our own local Church canons and is being studied and worked on, the following articles and points of concern will be our working policy.








      This statement is approved and confirmed for immediate use and distribution 
 within: The Evangelical Orthodox Catholic Church in America.

Given under our hand and seal, this 30th day of June, in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2003, from our See City in San Jose, California - this being the 29th year of our episcopate.

Bishop Primus' seal +Most Reverend Perry R. (Joseph Benedict) Sills, OC., S.T.D., Bishop Primus

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