It is a matter of responsibility and not retreat, noted Μetropolitan Bishop of Zante Chrysostomos. According to his statement , no one should remain their whole lifelong in a position such as his.
After serving the Metropoly for 35 years, the 75-years-old bishop has announced his retirement, saying he is too old and his powers do not leave him any other option. He stressed the fact that he carries a load of responsibility towards christian worshipers, and chose to take this decision, though under no circumstances should his decision be taken as a retreat. In October, the church will choose his replacement.