Archbishop of Cyprus in critical condition

Nicosia, October 19, 2022

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Archbishop Chrysostomos, the primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, who has been sick for many years now, is in critical condition.

The Archbishop’s attending physician Joseph Kasios said on Cypriot television yesterday that “his health condition is grave, as he’s known to be suffering from colon cancer,” reports Romfea.

According to a report from the Cyprus Times today, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem is on an emergency visit to Cyprus to see the Archbishop.

The Cypriot primate is able to communicate with those around him and handle his daily tasks, but he has nurses on hand around the clock and Dr. Kasios visits him 2-3 times a day.

His condition seriously deteriorated recently, and though the hierarch managed to recover, his condition remains critical, according to his doctor.


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 2020, Abp. Chrysostomos underwent a successful liver surgery in North Carolina.

In October 2020, he underwent spinal surgery in Athens.

In March of this year, he underwent surgery for a fractured humerus.

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Menas 10/21/2022 1:03 pm
Hopefully he repents of the schism he has created in the Church of Cyprus due to him recognizing the schismatic OCU
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