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Sentamu's thanks to cancer surgeons

The Archbishop of York has thanked his surgeons after having an operation today for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer.

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Prostate cancer: The facts

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The Archbishop of York is one of quarter of a million men who are living either with or after prostate cancer in the UK. The charity Prostate cancer UK say:

  • Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer.
  • 100 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
  • It's estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most common cancer.
  • One in eight men will get prostate cancer.

For help and advice on prostate cancer go to the Prostate Cancer UK website.

Well wishes for Archbishop of York

Responding to the news that the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has had surgery for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate, the Bishop of Lincoln said:

I was saddened to hear of the Archbishop of York's illness, and that he expects to be recovering for some time. Knowing the Archbishop as a man of great energy and passion, I know that this enforced rest will not come easily to him. I and the Diocese of Lincoln join the Church in holding Archbishop John and his family in our prayers, and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

– The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln

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Archbishop thanks cancer surgeons

The Archbishop of York has thanked surgeons after he had an operation for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer. Dr John Sentamu had surgery in Leeds today.

I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross and the entire surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds for their care and professionalism.

– Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

Archbishop of York has surgery for cancer

The Archbishop of York Credit: PA

The Archbishop of York has had surgery today for an advanced form of prostate cancer.

Dr John Sentamu has released a statement on his website thanking the team of doctors and nurses who carried out the procedure at Saint James's Hospital in Leeds. The Archbishop, who is 63, says he will be out of action for some time as he recovers from the operation.

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Cameron praises Christian charity in Easter message

David Cameron sent his best wishes to Christians in the UK and around the world celebrating Easter. Credit: Press Association

Prime Minister David Cameron sent his best wishes to Christians celebrating Easter, saying it was an "exciting time for the faith" and paying tribute to the Christian principle of charity, as shown in the government's spending in overseas aid. He said:

"This year’s Holy Week and Easter celebrations follow an extraordinary few days for Christians.

“In the Bible, Saint Peter reminds us of the hope that comes from new birth through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Christians, it also reminds us of Jesus’s legacy of generosity, tolerance, mercy, and forgiveness.

“That legacy lives on in so many Christian charities and churches both at home and abroad... As long as I am Prime Minister, they will have the support of this Government.

“With that in mind, I am particularly proud to lead a Government that has kept its promise to invest 0.7 per cent of our gross national income on helping the world’s poorest...I hope you have a very happy Easter.”

Read the full message here.

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