From: Arber Hitaj and Alice Taylor
Archbishop Anastasios Transferred to Athens for COVID-19 Treatment

The Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, Anastasios has been transferred to Athens to undergo treatment for “mild symptoms” of COVID-19.

The announcement was made on the Orthodox Churche’s official website.

“After the appearance of mild symptoms of the coronavirus Covid-19, it was deemed appropriate that the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres, and All Albania, Anastasios, be transferred to Athens (to the Annunciation Hospital) for the necessary medical care.”

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias tweeted his wishes and hoped he will return soon to the residence of the Church of Albania.