Moscow, February 10, 2017
According to information coming from Germany on February 8, His Holiness’ round of lab examinations has ended, confirming that he is in need of gallbladder surgery, scheduled to take place on Monday, February 13. Preparations for the surgery are currently underway. His Holiness is feeling well, according to the statement.
His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II was taken to Germany on February 2 after a laboratory examination revealed he had a fever after dealing with kidney stones.