CHICAGO -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital officials said Thursday no surgery is planned for Cardinal John Cody, who has been hospitalized in fair condition for the past week.
Hospital spokesman Curt Thompson said Cody's doctors 'do not contemplate any surgery for him during his stay,' but Cody will remain hospitalized for an 'undetermined period.'
Cody has been hospitalized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since Christmas Day. Although neither the hospital nor archdiocesan spokesmen will release the reason for the hospitalization, Cody Tuesday underwent a cardiac catheterization, often a precursor to open heart surgery.
Cody, 74, was first hospitalized Dec. 22, but released Christmas Eve to conduct midnight mass at Holy Name Cathedral. He was rehospitalized Christmas Day.
A federal grand jury has been investigating Cody's handling of church finances for more than a year. The cardinal's alleged diversion of up to $1 million tax-exempt funds to a lifelong woman friend reportedly is the focal point of the probe.