Bishop Richard F. Stika recovering well from mild heart attack
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., following a mild heart attack, is “stable and responding very well to treatment, and all his attending physicians are optimistic of a full recovery,” according to Deacon Sean Smith, his diocesan chancellor.
Bishop Stika is a native of St. Louis.
Deacon Smith said he had “a wonderful long conversation” with the bishop Aug. 18. Although Bishop Stika is tired, he said, “his sense of humor is back, and he wanted to express his deep appreciation for all the prayers and support he’s had.”
“He wanted everybody to know that he’s praying for them as well, and he can’t wait to get strong enough to come back home to be with his Christian faithful,” the deacon added.
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