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Retired Bishop Matthew Clark diagnosed with Alzheimer's

September 02, 2019 05:11 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Retired Bishop Matthew Clark is battling early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Catholic Diocese of Rochester.

The statement reads: "The Diocese of Rochester was deeply saddened to learn that Bishop Matthew H. Clark, our Bishop Emeritus, has been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease. We ask that the faithful pray for Bishop Clark and for all those who suffer with Alzheimer’s, for their caregivers and for all those medical professionals and organizations working to enhance care and treatment. Bishop Clark hopes to continue his ministry in the Diocese."

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Clark, 82, led the Diocese of Rochester for 33 years before retiring in 2012.

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