Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bishop Mengeling Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer

This is sad news...

From the Jackson Citizen Patriot:
Bishop Carl F. Mengeling of the Lansing Catholic Diocese has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.He will have surgery Tuesday afternoon in a Lansing hospital to remove his bladder, followed by six to eight weeks of recuperation and recovery.

"We know people have his best interests at heart, and cards and letters gratefully received," said Michael D. Diebold, director of communications for the diocese, a 10-county area that includes Jackson.Catholics were asked to pray for Mengeling, 76, at all weekend Masses.

Thomas over at American Papist wonders if this means the Vatican will be quick to assign a new bishop for Lansing seeing as the Bishop is 2 years past retirement already.

The diocesan webpage had no more details than the Jackson article

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