Cardinal Daniel DiNardo was released from St. Joseph's Hospital Wednesday, after suffering a mild stroke during a Lenten service on Friday. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston says the 69-year old is entering a standard rehabilitation program, which will last approximately two weeks. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
DiNardo added in the statement, "With so much to do, I am looking forward to getting back to work as soon as possible." He thanked his well-wishers for their prayers.
He's also the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Statement from Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston:
Following a mild stroke experienced last Friday evening while leading a Lenten observance of the Stations of the Cross, we are pleased to report that Cardinal DiNardo’s condition has improved to the point that he was discharged from St. Joseph’s Hospital today - and has entered a standard rehabilitation program which usually lasts in the neighborhood of two weeks. Based on recent trends, doctors expect the Cardinal to make a full recovery.
“I could not be more grateful to the truly wonderful doctors and nurses at St. Joseph’s for their expert care and compassion, which has helped hasten my way down the road to a full recovery,” said Cardinal DiNardo. “I am also doubly thankful for the many kind wishes and especially the prayers that have been directed towards my healing, which I can assure you are making a true difference. I look forward to getting back to work soon, and continuing the important work we have before us."