The Viennese archbishop will spend several weeks in a hospital after a lung infarct for hospital treatment
Edit: Lung infarction is the death of part of the lung's tissue due to a loss of blood supply. It looks more serious than the Archdiocese is letting on.
Vienna (kath.net/KAP) The Viennese Archbishop, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (archive photo), is on the way to recovery after a timely recognized and well-treated lung infarction and is now well again. This is what the Archdiocese of Vienna reported to Kathpress on Wednesday. To rebuild his strength, however, the treating physicians advised Cardinal Schönborn to remain at the hospital for treatment over several weeks. The Viennese archbishop has been in hospital since the beginning of last week.
Cardinal Schönborn "unfortunately can not participate in public masses or appointments during the Christmas period and into January," the Archdiocese stated. He thanked for the many wishes for recovery and "asks all for understanding whose plans were confused by his illness."