N. Ind. Catholic bishop has collarbone surgery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop for much of northern Indiana is recovering after surgery to repair a broken collarbone.

A spokesman for Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades says he was injured in a fall Sunday night while he was on his way to Washington, D.C., for meetings with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Diocesan spokesman Sean McBride tells The Journal Gazette (http://bit.ly/18YXawH ) that Rhoades returned to Fort Wayne on Wednesday and underwent surgery Thursday at a Fort Wayne hospital.

McBride says the bishop’s surgery was successful and that he plans to keep his upcoming schedule.

The 55-year-old Rhoades has been the Fort Wayne-South Bend bishop since 2010 after five years as the bishop in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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