March 26, 2010

Archbishop Buechlein to have surgery to remove tumor

Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

A recent medical checkup revealed that I have a small tumor that will need to be surgically removed.

The tumor is not related to the Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I had in 2008. My doctors believe the tumor is benign, and want to remove it as a precautionary measure.

I am waiting for the results of further tests, but I expect to have surgery in mid- or late April.

I’ve been told I may need four to five weeks of recovery time following the surgery. I regret the interruption this may cause in my normal obligations.

I do not expect the day-to-day operations of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to be greatly affected. We are blessed to have so many dedicated and hardworking clergy, religious and parish life coordinators as well as an excellent administrative staff. Our many ministries will continue as usual.

This is all the information I have at the moment. I would appreciate your prayers, and please know that I will continue to pray for all of you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.
Archbishop of Indianapolis
March 22, 2010


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