By ZENIT Staff

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has announced that Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. 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, Bishop Murry underwent intensive chemotherapy at the Cleveland Clinic. In July of 2019, he reentered the Cleveland Clinic for a reoccurrence 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. 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.

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