According to Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery where Fr. Roman lives:
"We are saddened to have to let everyone know that in the recent weeks, Fr Roman (Braga) has experienced a decline in his health and has consequently underwent some testing. The results of the investigative testing has showed a malignant tumor on top of the right kidney and extensive metastasis in the bones.
At present he is weak and tired but ambulatory, can walk slowly and attend morning services. He suffers pain in his back, but is very calm and desires not to undergo any treatments."