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In June 2007, after undergoing intestinal surgery in Athens the Archbishop was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer. He then waited fifty days in Miami, Florida for a compatible liver to become available. However, the transplant was halted in October 2007 after tumors were found in the archbishop's abdominal cavity. He died from the spread of cancer on [[January 28]], 2008.
A four-day period of mourning was announced by the government of Greece following his death which included funeral plans befitting a head of state. His funeral was held on [[January 31
|31 January]] 2008. It was presided over by the Ecumenical Patriarch [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]], Patriarch [[Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem|Theophilos III of Jerusalem]], Patriarch [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodore II of Alexandria]], Patriarch [[Daniel (Ciobotea) of Romania|Daniel of Romania]], and was also attended by the Archbishop of Cyprus [[Chrysostomos II (Demetriou) of Nea Justiniana|Chrysostomos II]] and the Archbishop of America [[Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America|Demetrios]]. The election of his successor was carried out by the Synod of the Metropolitans of the [[Church of Greece]] on 7 February 2008.
Despite the criticism, Archbishop Christodoulos proved to be one of the most popular archbishops in Greek history, having a particular rapport with young people.
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*[[Wikipedia:Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens]]
* George Gilson. [http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.prnt_article?e=C&f=13271&t=01&m=A12&aa=1 Christodoulos shook Greek Church, State]. ATHENS NEWS , 25/01/2008, page: A12. ''(Career profile).''
*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/greece/current.htm#christodoulos_archbishop Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
*[http://evdomada.net/2008/01/28/archibishop-christodoulos-greece-deeply-moved/ Archibishop Christodoulos: Greece Deeply Moved]. ''Evdomada Einai … Kai Kylaei''. January 28, 2008.*BBC News. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7212502.stm Greek Orthodox church head dies]. January 28, 2008.*CNN.com [http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/28/obit.christodoulos/index.html?iref=newssearch Archbishop of Greek Orthodox Church dies]. January 28, 2008.
* Christodoulos Paraskevaides. ''Converted Hellenism: The transition from Αntiquity to Christianity''. Media Ecclesiastica, Athens, 2005.
* Christodoulos Paraskevaides. ''The European Psyche''. Solidarity, Athens 2005. ([http://www.europeanspirit.gr/biblioteca/christodoulos_europa.html Excerpts]).
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