Youngstown, Ohio, Jun 1, 2018 / 13:43 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio was released from the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday evening, following a month of intensive chemotherapy treatment, the diocese said.
“Diagnosed with acute Leukemia earlier in the month, Bishop Murry’s physicians are pleased with his response to chemotherapy and the leukemia cells have been suppressed. He will return to the clinic weekly to monitor his recovery,”the diocese said in a statement May 30.
The statement said that the bishop is grateful for the prayers of the community, but cannot currently receive visitors or calls.
Bishop Murry was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on April 29 for four weeks of intensive chemotherapy.
Following his leukemia diagnosis, the bishop stepped down from his role as chair of the U.S. bishops’ new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, which was established last year, as well as his role as chair of the conference’s Committee on Catholic Education.