The following statement was issued by the Archdiocese of Liverpool on Thursday 10 February 2011:
The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, is to be admitted to hospital next month for hip replacement surgery which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 16 March 2011.
Following a period of convalescence he is expected to resume his duties at the end of May 2011.
Please remember Archbishop Patrick in your prayers at this time.
LIVERPOOL ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESAN TRUSTEES INCORPORATED. A REGISTERED CHARITY No. 232709