Monday, February 20, 2006

Metropolitan Valentine of ROAC had an amputation

(Vertograd, Moscow)

Metropolitan Valentine of Suzdal and Vladimir, First-Hierarch of ROAC, had a surgery on February 6 in Moscow Hospital on Pirogov Street. Due to bone necrosis doctors had to amputate his big toe and some part of the left foot.

Metropolitan Valentine was first admitted to the endocrinology department of this hospital in September 2005 after sudden exacerbation of his diabetes. At the end of October he moved to Switzerland where he spent more than a month in Swiss Hospital near Geneva. Skin transplantation was made there, but it turned to be unsuccessful, so that his second leg was affected. He returned to Moscow Hospital on Pirogov Street is the middle of December. Metropolitan Valentine will have to stay at that hospital at least till the end of February.