Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 6, 2020
Archbishop Irineos of Crete has been released from the ICU after a week of intubation.
The head of the Crete Church was admitted to the ICU of the PAGNI University General Hospital in Heraklion on September 27 after experiencing difficulty breathing. The hierarch was initially treated with non-invasive mechanical ventilation, which did not show any positive results. He was then transferred to the ICU and intubated.
According to the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Church of Crete, Archimandrite Prodromos Xenakis, Abp. Irineos was released from the ICU early in the afternoon today, feeling well, with no fever, reports Romfea.
He will remain in the hospital for a few more days however, continuing treatment in the hospital’ neurological clinic.