Chicago-based Orthodox Church leader to step down

April 14, 2013 8:17:51 PM PDT
The Chicago-based head of the Orthodox Church of America is officially resigning Monday.

Bishop Matthias has been on a leave of absence since allegations of "inappropriate communication with a woman" came to light in August 2012.

In a letter to parishioners, the 64-year old bishop asked for forgiveness and the national church asked him to step down in March.

Matthias would have marked his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this week.

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