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Mon. 11:41 a.m.: Bishop Murry admitted to NY hospital for cancer treatment

YOUNGSTOWN – Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Bishop George V. Murry has been admitted for inpatient treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

The diocese announced Tuesday that Murry, who is diagnosed with a form of acute leukemia, submitted his resignation to Pope Francis for reasons of ill health.

Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides innovative care for people with all types of cancer from the most common to the most rare.

Murry in April 2018 underwent intensive chemo therapy at the Cleveland Clinic. In July 2019 he reentered the Cleveland Clinic for a recurrence of leukemia. At that time tests confirmed that he was in remission and that doctors were not recommending a bone marrow transplant.

This past April, his leukemia returned and he resumed treatment.

Murry through the diocese has extended thanks for the words of encouragement and well wishes he has received.

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