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Amid stroke recovery, San Diego bishop now being treated for cancer

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The San Diego diocese announced Monday that Bishop Cirilo Flores, still recovering from an April stroke, is now being treated for prostate cancer.

Flores, 66, is being treated at Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, said the statement Monday by Msgr. Steven Callahan, diocesan vicar general. The statement was a message sent to priests of the diocese that day and later released to the press.

San Diego bishop recovering in hospital after suffering stroke

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The vicar general of the diocese of San Diego said Bishop Cirilo Flores was "alert and in good spirits" after suffering a stroke the afternoon of April 16.

In an April 17 statement, Msgr. Steven Callahan said the bishop would receive treatment for "a few days" before his release from the hospital.

As of late Monday, no update on his condition had been issued.

Callahan said Flores, 65, suffered the stroke in his office at the diocesan pastoral center and was taken by paramedics to the hospital.

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