Bishop D'Arcy receiving treatment for "rare" cancer, asks for prayers

By: Newscenter 16
By: Newscenter 16

Retired Bishop D'Arcy has written a letter to the public asking for their prayers as he battles a rare form of cancer.

Earlier this month the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese said the 80-year-old retired bishop had been diagnosed with cancer for a second time.

In his letter released Friday D'Arcy says, "I have a very rare form of cancer. Very rare. It is quick striking and came as a surprise, 'like a thief in the night' as the Scripture says. I am now undergoing 15 days of radiation, which is palliative and has eased many symptoms. After that, there will be some consideration of chemotherapy. The doctors here are in close communications with my doctor in Fort Wayne."

He also asks for people to pray for him and mentions that he will see his loved ones eventually in heaven.

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