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Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein suffered a mild stroke on March 18, and was admitted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
The archbishop, who is 72, was resting comfortably at St. Vincent Hospital and was still in the hospital as The Criterion was going to press on Tuesday evening. He was alert and talking with his doctors, and has been visiting with a few priests of the archdiocese.
Archbishop Buechlein became dizzy while at home on March 18 and called 911. He was taken to the hospital by medics. After undergoing tests at St. Vincent Hospital, doctors determined that he had suffered a mild stroke.
The archbishop said the day-to-day operations and ministries of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis would continue as normal while he recuperates. He said that he would appreciate everyone’s prayers. (Send the archbishop your support and prayers)
Archbishop Buechlein has suffered a series of health problems over the past three years. In 2008, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and underwent several weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The treatments were successful and he is cancer free.
In 2009, Archbishop Buechlein had shoulder replacement surgery, and in 2010 he had surgery to remove a benign tumor from his stomach.
Updates on the archbishop’s condition will be posted on the archdiocesan website at www.archindy.org. †