The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has asked for continued prayers for the recovery of Auxiliary Bishop Alex D. Aclan following a recent stroke.

The 71-year-old bishop “remains under doctors’ care” after suffering a stroke on August 22, Father Brian Nunes, the Archdiocese’s vicar general and Moderator of the Curia, told archdiocesan staff in a short memo Sept. 7. 

“We are continuing to pray for his healing and for the comfort of his family,” Father Nunes wrote. “Let us continue to respect his family’s privacy and simply remain united in our prayers.”

“May our Blessed Mother Mary keep Bishop Aclan under the mantle of her protection as he continues his treatment with hopes of his full recovery soon,” Father Nunes added. 

Bishop Aclan has overseen the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’s San Fernando Pastoral Region since becoming a bishop in 2019Originally from the Philippines, he had a successful career in information processing before immigrating to California in the early 1980s. A few years later, he entered St. John’s Seminary and was ordained a priest of the archdiocese in 1993. He ministered in several parishes before he was named Vicar for Clergy for the archdiocese in 2015.