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Archbishop Listecki recovering after surgery

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Archbishop Jerome Listecki

Archbishop Jerome Listecki

MILWAUKEE — According to a Milwaukee Archdiocese spokesperson, Archbishop Jerome Listecki is recovering in the hospital after undergoing a heart catheterization procedure Friday afternoon, August 10th.

Listecki was reportedly experiencing chest pains Thursday night and drove himself to the hospital on Friday morning, where lab work determined he needed the procedure.

An Archdiocese spokesperson says Listecki is doing fine following the procedure.

Members of SNAP — the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests issued a statement Saturday morning, August 11th — wishing Archbishop Listecki a speedy recovery.

The SNAP statement is as follows: “Archbishop Jerome Listecki is currently recovering in a local hospitalfollowing a procedure to widen one of his arteries. Victim/survivors of clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and SNAP leaders wish the Archbishop a quick and speedy recovery.  Archbishop Listecki was appointed Milwaukee’s eleventh archbishop in November of 2009, and since that time we have had strong disagreements with him over his handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Milwaukee archdiocese.  Despite our differences we sincerely hope that he is able to return home from the hospital soon and is restored to health as quickly as possible.  Our thoughts are with him, his family, and the Catholics of the archdiocese at this time.”

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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