San Francisco archbishop out of hospital, recovering from heart surgery in Southern California
(California Catholic Daily) San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer has been released from the hospital after undergoing heart surgery and is recuperating in Southern California.
Archbishop Niederauer, 75, underwent double cardiac by-pass surgery at Long Beach Memorial Hospital on Monday, Aug. 29. He was released from the hospital the following weekend “and the recuperation is on schedule and in line with the expectations of his physicians,” the archdiocesan newspaper Catholic San Francisco reports.
Catholic San Francisco also reported that Archbishop Niederauer submitted his letter of resignation to the Vatican on June 14, the same day he turned 75, in accordance with Canon Law. It is up to the pope whether to accept the resignation or allow the archbishop to continue in his post past the mandatory retirement age...