As soon as church officials were made aware of the accusation, authorities were immediately notified. The sub-deacon was immediately removed from his responsibilities within the Church. A sub-deacon is an elevated altar server who is not part of Holy Orders. We trust law enforcement to thoroughly investigate.
We take these situations very seriously and we have fully cooperated with police detectives. We continue to pray for all those involved and the entire Church. We cannot further comment due to ongoing court proceedings.
-Rev. Manuel Boji, Vicar General for St. Thomas Chaldean Diocese