July 24, 2009

Archbishop Buechlein to have shoulder replacement surgery

Archbishop Daniel M. BuechleinDear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

On Aug. 4, I am scheduled to have surgery to replace my left shoulder. I have been putting off this surgery for some time, and my doctors tell me it can wait no longer.

Barring any complications, I expect to be back to full strength soon, but the recovery will interrupt my normal schedule and obligations for at least the next month. I regret any inconveniences this may cause. The day-to-day operations of the archdiocese will not be greatly affected and our many ministries will continue as normal.

This surgery is not related in any way to the Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was diagnosed with and treated for last year. In fact, there are no longer any signs of cancer in my body and my health has been good except for the shoulder problems I have had.

I would appreciate your prayers, and please know that I will continue to pray for all of you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.
Archbishop of Indianapolis

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