Health Update – Bishop Murry, Youngstown Diocese

On Monday, April 30, 2018, the Diocese of Youngstown (Ohio) announced that their Bishop, the Most Rev. George V. Murry, has been diagnosed with a form of acute leukemia.  He was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic several days ago where he will undergo intensive chemotherapy.

Monsignor John Zuraw, Diocesan Chancellor, also announced that Vicar General, Monsignor Robert Shiffrin, will handle Bishop Murry’s affairs while he undergoes treatment. “The mood at the diocese today is one of prayer, of hope and of faith. As people of faith, we turn to God not only in times of joy or crisis but in times of sickness as well,” Msgr. Zuraw said.

Bishop Murry has served the Youngstown diocese since 2007 and was recently appointed Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s newly-formed Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Periodic updates will be released regarding the Bishop’s health.  Please keep Bishop Murry in your prayers.