Russian Orthodox Bishop Nikolai ordered to take leave of absence

National leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church are ordering Alaska Bishop Nikolai Soraich to take a leave of absence, and say they will investigate him for improper leadership. The announcement was made this afternoon.  According to a posting on the ‘Orthodox Church of America’ website, Bishop Nikolai refused to voluntarily go on leave, which led to today’s mandatory order.

David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage