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Archbishop of York has surgery for prostate cancer

The Archbishop of York announced yesterday that he had undergone surgery for prostate surgery.

Statement From The Archbishop of York
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.
Thursday 30th May 2013

Following an operation today, the Archbishop has released the following statement…

I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross, and his surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds, who today operated on me for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate. I am also grateful to the nursing staff who are caring for me.

I am thankful, too, for all of you who regularly pray for me and support me, especially my staff at Bishopthorpe Palace.

I will be out of action for some time, and will continue to value your prayers. I look forward to resuming my ministry as soon as possible.

As I have often said, during the most trying times, I have derived great comfort from the words of the Taizé chant, ‘Aber du weißt den Weg für mich’, adapted from a passage in Letters and Papers from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (a German Pastor and Theologian executed by the Nazis in 1945):

“God, gather and turn my thoughts to you. With you there is light, you do not forget me. With you there is hope and patience. I don’t understand your ways, but you know the way for me.”

I wish you all joy in the Lord.

+Sentamu Eboracensis
on the Feast of Corpus Christi

The many press reports include these:

Ed Thornton in the Church Times Dr Sentamu treated for prostate cancer

Press Association (in The Guardian) John Sentamu, archbishop of York, has surgery for prostate cancer

Tim Ross in The Telegraph Archbishop of York has prostate cancer surgery

BBC News Archbishop of York treated for prostate cancer

Kevin Rawlinson in The Independent Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, treated for prostate cancer

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10 years ago

Grant him healing, Merciful Lord Christ.

10 years ago

He will be missed on Monday and Tuesday.

Laurence Cunnington
Laurence Cunnington
10 years ago

So, one and a half ‘Get Well Soon’ cards from TA so far. And not even a cheap bunch of ‘mums. The hospital bedside locker is looking a little bare.

10 years ago

Laurence (C.) I do hope I’m not being counted as half a get well card !

One can only hope for his full, complete and enduring recovery of health, and resumption of his family and private life.

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