Bishop Murry submits resignation

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown announced Tuesday that Bishop George V. Murry, has submitted to Pope Francis his resignation from the office of diocesan bishop for reasons of ill health.

Diagnosed with a form of acute leukemia, in April 2018, Murry 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.

Officials said with this third bout of leukemia, his present state of health leaves him less able to fulfill the tasks entrusted to him as bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Read more in the Wednesday Vindicator.


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