San Diego's Bishop Flores undergoing cancer treatment

Bishop Cirilo B. Flores. Courtesy of the Diocese of San Diego.

The Diocese of San Diego has announced that Bishop Cirilo Flores is now being treated for prostate cancer, as he continues dealing with effects of a stroke that occurred four months ago.

“Please continue to keep Bishop Flores in your prayers,” Monsignor Steven Callahan, the diocese’s vicar general, said in an Aug. 25 announcement on the diocese’s website.

The bishop’s doctors at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles report that the cancer’s full extent is not yet determined, the monsignor said.

Bishop Flores suffered a stroke April 17 at his office. He is still “dealing with some of the after effects,” according to the diocese.

Msgr. Callahan asked priests and others not to try to contact the bishop by phone or attempt to visit him at present. He said he and San Diego Bishop emeritus Robert Brom would visit Bishop Flores to personally assure him of their prayers.

Bishop Flores, 66, has headed the Diocese of San Diego since September 2013.


Statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown’s signing of ABx2-15

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Governor Brown’s decision to allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves is deeply disturbing. This is the wrong decision for California.


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October 7, 2015

  • Wednesday, October 7

    College Fair, 6-8 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. The event is sponsored by the Princeton Review and will feature food trucks and break-out sessions on financial aid for college, standardized testing and the Equal Opportunity Program (EOP). Free. Register at For more information, contact Assistant Principal Robert Currie, (626) 940-2013,

    The Compassionate Friends of South Bay/LA Meeting, 7 p.m., The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. The Compassionate Friends are a self-help group offering support to families who have lost a child. (310) 530-3214.

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