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Rev Albert Mohler Released from Hospital

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was released Wednesday from Baptist East Hospital after a two-week stay.
( [email protected] ) Jan 10, 2007 02:14 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was released Wednesday from Baptist East Hospital after a two-week stay.

Mohler, 47, an outspoken evangelical leader, was hospitalized Dec. 27 after experiencing abdominal pain and had surgery to remove scar tissue from a 1980s operation.

He was admitted last week to the intensive care unit to treat blood clots that developed in his lungs after the surgery. Mohler was released from the ICU Monday.

Mohler is looking forward to resuming his duties at the seminary, but his activities will be limited as he continues to recuperate at home, the seminary said in a statement.

Mohler has been the seminary’s president for 14 years.

He also hosts a radio program carried by about 60 stations across the country that focuses on moral, political and cultural issues from an evangelical Christian perspective.

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