Cardinal DiNardo Recovering from Stroke


Cardinal Daniel DiNardo is recovering and undergoing tests at a Houston hospital, after suffering a mild stroke during a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral on Friday.  Witnesses tell the Catholic blog "Whispers in the Loggia" the cardinal complained of leg pain while leading the 'Stations of the Cross' ceremony; he also showed signs of having difficulty standing and walking. DiNardo was taken from the cathedral in a wheelchair. 

Cardinal DiNardo is also the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. He served as the US bench's delegate to last month's abuse summit in Rome.

Statement from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston:

Cardinal DiNardo was taken to a Houston hospital last night after experiencing the symptoms of what tests today have confirmed was a mild stroke. The Cardinal is resting comfortably and conversing with associates, doctors and nurses. It is expected that Cardinal DiNardo will remain hospitalized for a few more days of testing and observation, followed by a transfer to another facility for rehabilitation. He is grateful to the doctors and nurses for their wonderful care and for continued prayers during his recovery. Cardinal DiNardo said, "With so much to do, I am looking forward to getting back to work as soon as possible."

Links for more:

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


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