Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus announces he is cancer-free

Nicosia, Cyprus, March 19, 2019

Photo: Romfea Photo: Romfea     

The feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy was a double joy for the faithful of the Church of Cyprus who learned that their primate has recovered from cancer.

Following the festive Divine Liturgy in honor of the Church’s restoration of the holy icons at the Seventh Ecumenical Council, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of New Justiniana and All Cyprus told reporters that he is no longer suffering from cancer, reports Romfea.

“By the grace of God, the cancer has left me!” Abp. Chrysostomos joyously declared.

His Beatitude announced in mid-October that he had been battling cancer since the beginning of the summer. The archbishop also explained that from the day he received his diagnosis, he began to address some things in his life and ministry that had previously gone ignored. He doesn’t want to leave any problems behind for the Church if he dies suddenly, Abp. Chrysostomos explained.

Abp. Chrysostomos underwent a successful laparoscopic surgery on October 16 in London to remove two small tumors on his liver. He returned to his archpastoral duties on October 31 following a two-week stay in London.

His Beatitude will travel to England again early next month for treatment on an injured foot.

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