Bishop J. Jon Bruno out of hospital

May 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno was released from a Los Angeles hospital after being diagnosed with leukemia, officials say.

Bruno, the head of the six-county Los Angeles diocese, was released Thursday and returned home for continued recovery, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In an open letter, Bruno said he will be at home for the next two weeks in protective isolation to decrease the chance of infection. Then he will return to the hospital for three weeks to undergo chemotherapy. He will then return home and then undergo another three-week stay at the hospital.

"My physician team has indicated I may fully recover," Bruno said. "I believe without a doubt that this miraculous type of recovery has only been possible because of the outpouring of prayer from our faith communities."

Bruno is credited with making the church more liberal. In 2010, he ordained the area's first two female bishops, one of whom was a lesbian.

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