This statement appeared earlier today on the website of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in response to Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s reporting. For context see the Metropolitan Joseph: The Scandal section in the Archives 2020-22 linked above.
Orthodoxy in Dialogue asks that you keep His Eminence’s victim(s) in your prayers during this difficult time.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2022
A Message from the Antiochian Archdiocese
Department of Communications
As you may now be aware, there has been an accusation (of a violation of the Church canons) against His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. The Antiochian Archdiocese takes all accusations against a clergyman very seriously and investigates them for the protection of all parties concerned. An investigation by an independent legal team not associated with the Antiochian Archdiocese is underway. His Eminence denies the accusation against him and asks that you keep him in your prayers during this difficult time.