Bishop of Saginaw Asks for Prayers Following Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Photograph courtesy of Diocese of Saginaw

Joseph Cistone, Catholic Bishop for the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, recently notified priests and diocesan leaders of his lung cancer diagnosis. The 68-year old Bishop is scheduled to undergo six weeks of medical treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation, to control the illness.

In the letter disclosing the cancer diagnosis, Bishop Cistone was optimistic regarding the course of his planned treatment indicating, “With the grace of God, we will celebrate the Chrism Mass together with prayers of gratitude.” “In the meantime, I ask for your prayers and those of your people, as I assure you of my prayers for you and those entrusted to your care.”

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