Patriarch Bartholomew Hospitalized for Second Time on US Apostolic Visit

NEW YORK – His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be admitted to the hospital according to a news announcement from the Archdiocese stating that: “following the results of a check-up at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, as well as consultations with doctors, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be admitted to the hospital later this afternoon for an angiogram that will evaluate the need for stent placement.”

The National Herald has learned that the Patriarch’s departure scheduled for Wednesday afternoon November 3 has been postponed for a later day.

Late Tuesday night, November 2 the Archdiocese had issued a news release concerning the Patriarch’s medical checkup stating that its results were “very satisfactory.”

It is reminded that the Patriarch was admitted to the George Washington University Hospital on Sunday, October 24 when he felt unwell. He was discharged on Monday, October 25 and continued his Apostolic Visit as scheduled.

His All-Holiness is scheduled to travel to Greece, where on November 20 he is to participate in events that the Church of Greece is organizing for the 30th anniversary of his enthronement.


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