Archbishop Seraphim Storheim (Orthodox Church in America)

Archbishop Seraphim Storheim, 66, of Ottawa is on a leave of absence as police in Canada investigate criminal allegations of sexual abuse.

History

Former Anglican rector.

Ordained into the Orthodox Church in 1978.

Attended St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, graduated with Master of Theology degree in 1981.

Storheim lived at New Valaam monastery in Finland, and served as a parish priest in communities throughout the United States and Canada.

Storheim was a priest in Winnipeg and has held positions in a number of Canadian communities.

Consecrated auxiliary bishop of Edmonton in 1987, and became ruling bishop of the archdiocese in 1990.

He was elevated to the rank of Archbishop in 2007.

September 2010 Storheim resigned after police initiated a criminal investigation involving complaints of sexual abuse against pre-teen boys.

Update

Winnipeg police have arrested and charged Storheim with two counts of sexual assault against two teenage boys (now men).

Police believe there are more victims and they have asked anyone with information that might assist investigators to contact the Winnipeg sex crimes unit at 204-986-6245.

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