Tues. 4:30 p.m.: Bishop Murry’s leukemia has returned

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Diocese announced today that Bishop George Murry, who battled leukemia last year, will be seeking chemotherapy treatment this week because the cancer has returned.

Diocese officials said the leukemia this time is not as intense, but still needs attention. Murry will go to the Cleveland Clinic Wednesday for a 28-day chemotherapy program to prepare him for a bone marrow transplant in September, which his doctors think is the best option to keep the cancer from coming back again, according to a news release from the diocese.

Msgr. Robert Siffrin, Msgr. Peter Polando, Msgr. John Zuraw and the Rev. John Jerek are planning on meeting with Murry once a week to discuss matters of the diocese.

Murry is asking the people of the diocese to pray for him and he promised to pray for them in return, the release states.