Archbishop Niederauer continues recovery from heart surgery
By Kevin J. Jones
San Francisco, Calif., Oct 5, 2011 / 02:28 am (CNA).- Archbishop George Niederauer is recovering “as expected” from emergency double bypass surgery.
“Following his doctors’ orders, he continues to be unable to accept visitors or calls during this period of recovery,” San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice said Sept. 22.
The archbishop is now at his San Francisco residence next to St. Mary’s Cathedral. He is keeping up with his correspondence and expresses appreciation for the prayers and expressions of concern and affection offered on his behalf, Bishop Justice said.
Archbishop Niederauer was vacationing with his predecessor Cardinal William Levada in southern California when he was hospitalized for chest discomfort on Aug. 28. He underwent heart surgery the next day.
CNA contacted the Archdiocese of San Francisco on Oct. 4 for an update on his condition but no new information was available.
Archbishop Niederauer was named the Archbishop of San Francisco in December 2005. He turned 75 in June.