Update on the Health of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

June 11, 2008 – X-rays revealed a fracture to the left femur with no indicated fractures to the pelvis. According to the initial consultation, it was recommended that supportive metal be used to stabilize the fracture through minor surgery with local anesthesia. The surgery is to take place in the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio under the care of his personal doctors. (Click here for story)

June 11, 2008 – According to the Associated Press, H.H. has been flown to the United States after sustaining a fracture to his thigh bone. H.H. will require surgery. President Hosni Mubarak ordered his government to provide a special ambulance plane to fly the patriarch to the United States, reported the official MENA news agency. (Click here for story)


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