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Archbishop of York has prostate cancer surgery

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has undergone surgery for for prostate cancer.

He said he would be out of action for some time but was looking forward to resuming his ministry as soon as possible.

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

In a statement, he said: "I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross, and his surgical team at St James' Hospital Leeds, who today operated on me for a locally-advanced cancer of the prostate. I am also grateful to the nursing staff who are caring from me."