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Prayers pour in for King Charles following cancer diagnosis

by Tola Mbakwe

 

Numerous church leaders have offered prayers to King Charles after Buckingham Palace announced he has been diagnosed with cancer.

The news comes less than 18 months since he ascended to the throne.

The Palace said on Monday that King would postpone public-facing duties while he undergoes treatment but was looking forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.

As soon as the news broke on Monday evening, Christians flooded X, formerly known as Twitter, to encourage people to pray for the King.

Charles, 75, who became king in September 2022 following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth, has begun a series of treatments, the palace said, adding he was looking forward to returning to full-time duties as soon as possible.

The cancer revelation comes after Charles spent three nights in hospital last month where he underwent a corrective procedure for a benign enlarged prostate.

The palace said a separate issue of concern had been spotted during that hospital stay, but did not give any further details beyond saying tests had revealed the king had a "form of cancer".

"No further details are being shared at this stage, except to confirm that his majesty does not have prostate cancer," the palace said.

On Sunday, the King attended a church service with his wife Queen Camilla at St Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk.

(Additional reporting from Reuters)

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