President Nicos Anastasiades will be visiting Archbishop Chrysostomos II on Saturday morning, an announcement from the palace said on Friday.

The president will be visiting the prelate of the church, who is battling intestinal cancer, at 9:30am.

According to the announcement issued earlier on Friday by the church, the archbishop is in a stable but critical condition.

The prelate of the Cyprus church is following the appropriate medication and an update on his health will be issued depending on the progress of his condition, the statement added.

His attending doctors are Joseph Kashios, Demetris Papamichael, Petros Agathangelou and Michalis Protopapas who, together with 24-hour nurses, treat the archbishop at his residence in the archbishopric

Earlier this week, Kashios has said that despite the archbishop’s health was stable, deterioration is a ‘natural progression of things. However, he added the 81-year-old prelate has requested to not be moved from the archbishopric.

In previous days, the archbishop’s health has been reported to be getting worse, prompting the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III to visit him on Wednesday.