FOX 2 – Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 in a statement on Twitter Monday night.
Vigneron says he is fully vaccinated and boosted and said his symptoms appear to be mild right now.
The 73-year-old native of Mount Clemens was appointed by Pope Benedict in 2009 and now replaced Cardinal Adam Maida in the role.
He says he prays for all those affected by the virus – and for local health professionals.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say my prayers for members of our community who have been affected by this virus – especially those who have died, suffered a serious illness or lost loved ones,” he tweeted. “I also pray for health professionals who tirelessly continue to offer their compassionate service and healing to those who need it. We leave them and our entire archdiocese to the loving care of Our Lady of Lourdes, the patron saint of the sick.”