Greece’s Papageorgiou Hospital has reported the passing of Metropolitan Ioannis, the leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Langada, Litis and Rentinis in northern Greece, outside Thessaloniki.
According to a statement from the hospital, the 62-year-old bishop was admitted into Papageorgiou Hospital on Friday, and admitted into the Covid-19 ward.
His condition worsened over the weekend as an infection in his lungs developed.
Greece is in the midst of a second wave of infections, with a high number of hospitalizations and deaths that exceeded a total of 1,000 in the country over the weekend.
As a result of this spike, the government has imposed a nationwide lockdown with only essential businesses staying open and citizens required to send a text message requesting permission to leave their homes.
This past weekend, education officials announced the closure of all schools in the country.
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