Archbishop of Cyprus undergoes spinal surgery in Athens

Athens, October 12, 2020

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His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus underwent spinal surgery on Saturday morning at the White Cross clinic in Athens.

The surgery was performed by the director of the clinic along with a specialist neurosurgeon and his team. The Archbishop’s attending physician said he is satisfied with the results, reports the official site of the Church of Cyprus.

The Archbishop has had problems with his spine in the past and has also struggled with cancer in the last few years.

In October 2018, the Cypriot primate initially announced that he had been suffering from cancer since that summer and underwent laparoscopic surgery in London 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.

In late January of this year, Abp. Chrysostomos underwent a successful liver surgery in North Carolina.

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