Thursday, November 16, 2006

"No Further Treatment" for Tucson Prelate

The prognosis seems dire for Bishop-emeritus Manuel Moreno of Tucson, who had emergency surgery on Tuesday after a cereberal hemorrhage:
Moreno's condition has worsened and family members, after consulting with his doctors, have decided not to continue further medical treatment.

That news comes from Moreno's successor, Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas, who was traveling to Phoenix this afternoon to be with him.

Moreno on Monday night had surgery in Phoenix to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding, and that had resulted in some relief, said diocese spokesman Fred Allison. But the bleeding returned two nights later....

His family and Kicanas are asking for continuing prayer for Moreno.

Meanwhile, Moreno is surrounded by his two sisters and two brothers, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces and a couple of close friends, Kicanas said.