Archbishop of Cyprus recovering well, soon to return to official duties

Arhiepiscopul Hrisostom al Ciprului

“I am very well and will return to my duties within days,” His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of New Justiniana and All Cyprus told Romfea a few days after his recent colon surgery, OrthoChristian reports.

The 77-year-old Cypriot primate underwent surgery on June 25, after which doctors announced that the operation was successful and His Beatitude was recovering well.

Abp. Chrysostomos reiterated in a phone conversation with Romfea that his surgery was an absolute success and that his state of health is recovering at a very quick pace.

He also emphasized that the doctors caring for him are the most acclaimed and they assured him that his condition is perfect manageable and he would be able to return to his duties within the week.

His Beatitude was visited by Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades yesterday, and thanks all who visited him and have been praying for him.

Finally, Abp. Chrysostomos also emphasized that the Cypriot Church would always stand with the people.

His Beatitude (b. 1941) entered the Monastery of Ayios Neophytos in Paphos at the age of 12, and in 1963 was ordained as a deacon. In 1972 he was elected as the abbot of the monastery and ordained to the priesthood. He was consecrated as the Bishop of Paphos in 1978, and became the Archbishop of All Cyprus in 2006.

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