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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
Since I announced last month that I would need to have surgery to remove a tumor from my stomach, I have had many inquiries about my health. I would like to thank everyone for their concern and prayers, and give you an update on how I am doing.
On April 22, a small tumor was removed from my stomach. The tumor is benign, and is not related to the Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I had in 2008. After a short stay at the hospital, I am back at home recuperating and doing well.
My doctors are recommending about six weeks of recovery time. I regret the interruption this has caused in my normal obligations. I have especially missed meeting and confirming many of our youths this spring. I’d like to thank all the pastors and staff throughout the archdiocese who are helping cover my schedule during this time.
I would appreciate your continued 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
April 26, 2010