Clancy in stable condition following surgery
Cardinal Clancy is in
a stable condition after undergoing surgery to clear a minor obstruction
to the bowel.
The 77-year-old cardinal was admitted to St Vincent’s private hospital
last week suffering from a bout of severe abdominal pain and was
operated on immediately.
The bowel obstruction was apparently caused by adhesions from an
old appendix operation.
The cardinal was in intensive care following the operation but was
later moved to a recovery room where he was soon receiving visitors.
Due to his condition, the cardinal was unable to preside at the
Easter ceremonies at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Bishop David Cremin presided over last Thursday’s Chrism Mass, while
Bishop Robinson presided at the other Easter ceremonies.