2 former New Orleans archbishops ailing

Published 5:39 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two of New Orleans retired archbishops — Philip Hannan and Francis Schulte — are recovering from medical problems.

Diocese spokeswoman Sarah Comiskey said on Tuesday that Hannan was hospitalized twice in the past week for low blood pressure and a series of small strokes.

She says he has now returned home and can walk on his own.

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Schulte was hospitalized after two falls. Comiskey was not sure of the extent of Schulte’s injuries. He is now in an assisted living facility in Philadelphia, his home town.