Archbishop's health critical, stable


Ailing Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece continues to reject the advice of his doctors to be hospitalized in order to undergo medical tests and has chosen to remain at home, the archepiscopate announced on Friday. The archbishop's condition was described as stable but critical.

Metropolitan Anthimos of Thessaloniki stated that the Archbishop’s health was deteriorating at a pace that gave rise to concern but was not especially rapid. Commenting on the rumoured jockeying for position by prelates aspiring to succeed the Archbishop, Metropolitan Anthimos stressed that these rumours were created by the circles of the prelates involved, who should be careful how they chose their associates.