Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, departed for the United States on Monday to receive specialized treatment. Archbishop Chrysostomos will be received on Tuesday by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, who had a telephone conversation with him.
“Following the completion of chemotherapy, Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus will travel today, January 27, to the USA in order to be admitted to a specialized medical center for liver cancer surgery,” the Archdiocese of Cyprus said in a statement.
Speaking to the philenews.com, the Archbishop of Cyprus said his treatment would last 10 days and that he had scheduled a meeting of the Holy Synod for February 12. In the US he will be admitted to a medical center specialized in liver cancer. The Archbishop will be accompanied by the surgeon, Theologos Theologou, and the Director of the Archbishop’s Office, Michalis Spyrou.
A medical announcement is expected to be issued late today or after the Archbishop’s admission to the medical center.