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El Paso’s Catholic Bishop Mark Seitz tests positive for COVID

Bishop Mark Seitz celebrates All Souls Day Mass.
Diocese of El Paso
Bishop Mark Seitz celebrates All Souls Day Mass.

EL PASO, Texas -- The Catholic Diocese of El Paso reports Bishop Mark Seitz has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Diocese, Bishop Seitz is experiencing a sore throat, mild congestion, cough and a low-grade fever.

Bishop Seitz is resting at home in quarantine.

"Bishop Seitz asks for your prayers for a speedy recovery to anyone who is suffering with this
virus. He stresses the need for those that have not received the vaccine, to get vaccinated. It
could be the difference between a mild infection, and a serious one," read a statement from the Diocese.

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