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Health updates on US and Mexican Primates

Posted on: December 9, 2015 6:34 PM
Archbishop Francisco Moreno (left) and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (right)
Photo Credit: La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico and The Episcopal Church

[ACNS] The Episcopal Church in America and La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico (the Anglican Church of Mexico) have issued updates on the recuperation of their Primates after both were hospitalised in recent days.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church was admitted to hospital on Sunday after a “medical incident” during a visit to Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. He was later diagnosed with a subdural haematoma and underwent surgery yesterday (Tuesday) to drain blood which had collected between his brain and skull.

In a statement issued after the surgery, the Episcopal Church said that “according to the Presiding Bishop, his family, and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is alert and awake, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated. . .

“Presiding Bishop Curry and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.”

Bishop Curry expressed his thanks to “all Episcopalians and others for the generous outpouring of prayer and well wishes” in response to the news.

The Primate of Mexico, Archbishop Francisco Moreno, underwent surgery last month following gastric discomfort. The Province says that medics have now removed staples and a drain; and have given the archbishop nutritional advice. He has been placed on a special diet to “gain weight and recover intestinal activity.”

Archbishop Moreno acknowledged and “the prayers that the people of God have said for his recovery” and thanked people for their prayers. His recovery, he said, is “because God listens to his people.”

The Archbishop continues to be in a period of recuperation; but is keeping himself abreast of issues in the province and his diocese of Northern Mexico. His doctors will assess his health in January before advising whether or not he is fit enough to attend the Primates Meeting in Canterbury.