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Archbishop Christodoulos returns to Greece October 24, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Religion & Faith.
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Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece, the Primate of the Church of Greece, will return back to Greece on Friday, October 26, the feast day of Saint Demetrius, after months of treatment at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

The ailing Archbishop is expected to arrive at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport on Friday afternoon. According to a statement issued by the Church of Greece’s Holy Synod, treatment will continue in Athens, where the Archbishop is returning following suggestions by his attending doctors.

Archbishop Christodoulos, 68, was diagnosed with cancer in June and flew to Miami in August to wait for a compatible liver. He went into surgery for liver transplant operation that was finally aborted after doctors found his cancer had spread to the abdominal region.

On Monday evening, Christodoulos hosted a farewell dinner in Miami to express his thanks to the doctors and well-wishers who supported him during his stay in the USA.

On Sunday October 28, the Archbishop is to attend a service at Athens Cathedral. It will be his first appearance there since June, when his health complications were diagnosed.

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