New York, January 3, 2020
His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of New Justiniana and All Cyprus will undergo treatment for cancer in the U.S. later this month.
The primate of the Cypriot Church announced his plans in a telephone conversation with the Greek outlet Romfea.
It is assumed that Abp. Chrysostomos will arrive at a hospital in New York later this month, but the exact date of his arrival in the U.S. has not yet been set.
His Beatitude announced in mid-October last year 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 last year 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, and in March of this year, he announced to his flock that he was cancer-free.