Cleveland’s Bishop Lennon continues to recover from heart procedure


Bishop Richard Lennon (Fox 8 file photo)

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CLEVELAND– Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon is resting at home as he continues to recover from a heart procedure earlier this month.

Lennon was experiencing chest pains on Feb. 4 and went to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, where doctors performed a heart catheterization. He was also given stents for weak arteries, a Cleveland Catholic Diocese spokesman said.

Lennon said, in a statement on Monday, he is consulting with his doctors and looking forward to returning to his duties.

“It is with great gratitude that I thank the faithful of the diocese for their prayers and support during these recent days. I also thank the physicians, nurses and staff at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for their expert care. I have been humbled by all the heartfelt wishes for my successful recovery,” the bishop said. “I want all to know that this prayerful support has strengthened me through this stressful period.”

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