Archbishop Hannan to remain in hospital for Christmas

Archbishop Hannan to remain in hospital for Christmas

POSTED: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 1:43pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 2:57pm

NEW ORLEANS, La - Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Hannan, 97, remains hospitalized today, and, despite earlier reports the archbishop would be home for Christmas, the attending doctor is recommending he stay in the hospital until Monday, according to New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond.

Archbishop Aymond added that upon Archbishop Hannan’s release from the hospital, he will be sent to a skilled nursing care facility to ensure his comfort. Archbishop Hannan’s bronchial infection and pneumonia have completely cleared.

Archbishop Aymond will update the New Orleans community regularly and again, asks for continued prayers for Archbishop Hannan.

Those wishing to send cards and well wishes to Archbishop Hannan may do so c/o Archdiocese of New Orleans, 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125.

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