Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain. The disease was discovered when he went to a Boston-area hospital after feeling ill while visiting relatives.He updated his condition in a statement issued this week. He says he is receiving radiation treatments and that doctors are considering chemotherapy.
"I have a very rare form of cancer," D'Arcy said in the statement. "Very rare. It is quick striking and came as a surprise, 'like a thief in the night' as the Scripture says."
D'Arcy asks for prayers that he can accept
"whatever is to come" and expresses thanks for his faith and family.
The 80-year-old D'Arcy was treated for prostate cancer in 2011. He retired in 2010 after leading the diocese for 24 years.