.- Bishop Donald Pelotte of Gallup was released from John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix on Wednesday. The bishop had been admitted after an apparent fall at his Gallup, New Mexico, home last month.
The blog on the Diocese of Gallup website says the bishop is resting comfortably and waiting the next phase of his treatment.
Bishop Pelotte says he fell down a staircase in his home, but there has been speculation that he might have been assaulted, reports The Associated Press.
According to a police report, the bishop was heavily bruised across his face, chest, both arms, knuckles, legs, and feet.
The city of Gallup is asking a judge to determine whether photographs taken by police of the injured bishop are a matter of public record as two media outlets have requested the photos.