The Archbishop of York has thanked his surgeons after having an operation today for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer.
A new metal orb is to go on display at York Minster showcasing the £20m restoration of the glass which makes up the Great East Window.
The Archbishop of York will baptise Christians from different denominations outside York Minster in a large tank of water.
The Archbishop of York is now recovering at home after having surgery for prostate cancer. Dr John Sentamu was treated at St James's Hospital in Leeds last week. He is now at home at Bishopthorpe Palace.
Rev Canon Sue Sheriff, temporary Archdeacon of York
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.
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:
– The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln
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 Archbishop of York has thanked surgeons after he had an operation for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer. Dr John Sentamu had surgery in Leeds today.
– Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross and the entire surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds for their care and professionalism.
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.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has recorded a video message for Easter Sunday.
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.”
– Labour leader Ed Miliband
Many people will remember his historic visit to the UK in 2010 - which was a very special moment for many, especially Catholics, across the country.
His decision to stand down is a brave one and we know he will not have reached it lightly.
The choice of a successor is clearly an important one for the Catholic Church.
Our thoughts are with those who must make such a critical decision on behalf of millions around the world.