(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The Indianapolis Archbishop of the Catholic Church was hospitalized over the past weekend.
Daniel Buechlien suffered a minor stroke at his home on Friday according to the Criterion newspaper. He has since been recovering in an Indianapolis hospital.
“The archbishop said the day-to-day operations and ministries of the archdiocese would continue as normal while he recuperates. He said he would appreciate everyone’s prayers,” the paper reported on the Archdiocese’s website.
Buechlien has had a string of health problems over recent years. He overcame Hodgkins lymphoma in 2008, had a shoulder replacement surgery in 2009, and had a tumor removed from his stomach in 2010.
Earlier this month, the Vatican appointed Christopher J. Coyne as an auxiliary bishop to help Buechlien, who has been the Indianapolis Archbishop since 1992.
The Archdioceses of Indianapolis covers 39 counties and serves about 225,000 Catholics.