Archdiocesan News

Archbishop John Quinn Health Update

by Archdiocese of San Francisco | Jan 28, 2017
April 25, 2017:

We are happy to report that Archbishop Quinn has been released from the ICU, although he remains hospitalized.  We are thankful for your prayers and God's grace in bringing him through these difficult months and ask your ongoing prayers as he regains his strength.

March 28, 2017:

Today is Archbishop Quinn's 88th birthday. He remains hospitalized in San Francisco but has a near-term goal of being released soon.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers on this anniversary of his birth, as he continues to regain his health.

January 27, 2017:

An update on Archbishop John Quinn from Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone:

“I am very pleased to report that Archbishop John Quinn has returned to the Bay Area. As you know, he has been struggling with his health since he underwent emergency surgery in Rome the day before Thanksgiving. His doctors are making every effort to avoid further complications. To that end, visits are restricted at this time. I know you will understand and honor this important directive. God bless our Archbishop-emeritus. He has been deeply appreciative of your heartfelt and steady support from the Bay Area, and it is very good to welcome him home. I ask that you join me in focusing your prayers on good outcome through the days ahead."

January 3, 2017:

Following his emergency surgery in November, the archbishop emeritus has made slow but encouraging progress toward recovery.  Although he remains hospitalized, he is responding to treatment.  He is very grateful for the many wishes for his recovery.  We continue to ask for prayers for his full return to good health.   

December 15, 2016:

Archbishop Quinn remains in the hospital in Rome with complications from his emergency surgery in November. His excellent medical team is actively engaged in his care, and he has a priest from California with him daily along with other personal support. Your prayers for his recovery and comfort have been welcomed. He continues to express his gratitude for your ongoing support.

November 30, 2016:

Archbishop John Quinn fell ill while visiting Rome just before Thanksgiving. He is now recovering in the hospital from emergency surgery, and remains in serious condition. Few other details are known at this time. Your prayers for his swift return to good health are greatly needed and appreciated. The archbishop emeritus, 87, was Archbishop of San Francisco from 1977-1995.

Archbishop Quinn's biography can be found here.

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