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Bishop Zubik recovering after spinal surgery

Megan Guza
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Bishop David Zubik speaks during a press conference at the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Downtown on Aug. 14, 2018.

Pittsburgh’s Bishop David Zubik was recovering Monday afternoon after spinal surgery earlier in the day, according to diocesan officials.

The surgery at UPMC Mercy was to fuse collapsing disks in the bishop’s spine. The procedure was successful, according to Chancellor Ellen Mady.

It was the fourth time Zubik, who turns 70 next month, has undergone surgery for the issue.

He’ll recover at his home at St. Paul Seminary after his release from Mercy, Mady said. He will not make any public appearances until his physicians give him the OK.

“Thank you to everyone who has kept me in their prayers,” Zubik said. “During this time of recovery, I will pray for the blessing of our diocese, our region and all of its people.”

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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