Charlotte, North Carolina, February 3, 2020
Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus underwent a successful liver surgery on January 31 at the Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, reports the official site of the Cypriot Church.
According to the surgeon Dr. Dionysius Vrochidis, all the cancer spots that had been detected on an MRI were successfully removed.
Photo: churchofcyprus.org.cy His Beatitude was discharged from the medical center the next day, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy for Sunday and the feast of the Meeting of the Lord the next day at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Charlotte.
Abp. Chrysostomos arrived at Charlotte Douglas Airport on January 29, where he was welcomed by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta and was later received by the parish community of Holy Trinity Cathedral.
In October 2018, the Cypriot primate initially announced that he had been suffering from cancer since that summer and underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove two tumors. Upon his return to Cyprus, he began chemotherapy, and in March 2019, he announced that he was cancer free.
It late August it was discovered that his cancer had returned and a new cycle of chemotherapy began, continuing through late-December.