Morphou, Cyprus , August 18, 2021
His Eminence Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus has tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to an announcement from the Metropolis today, His Eminence was showing mild symptoms and underwent a COVID test, which came back positive.
The Metropolitan is receiving treatment from trusted doctors and will remain in his cell until August 28, when he will serve Vespers for the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. He will not receive visitors or take any phone calls during this time.
His Eminence states that the wishes that the Panagia might cover all those who are sick and that they might have the patience and the faith of the saints.