January 21, 2006

Aretakis banned from Albany church

Capital News 9

1/21/2006 6:57 AM
By: Capital News 9 Web Staff

Attorney John Aretakis has been banned from coming within 300 feet of Holy Cross Church in Albany, a church he regularly protests in front of.

A State Supreme Court Judge converted a temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. That means Aretakis won't be allowed near the Holy Cross Church or school when mass or class is in session.

Albany Attorney John Aretakis has been ordered by the State Supreme Court to stay at least 300 feet away from Holy Cross Church.

Members of SNAP, or the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, have been protesting in front of the church since last summer. The protestors were calling for the removal of Father Daniel Mahar on accusations that he sexually abused a church member back in the 1970's. A Diocese Review Board cleared Father Mahar of any wrong doing.

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2006 09:17 AM