PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Bishop David Zubik will undergo a spinal surgery at UPMC Mercy.

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says the spinal fusion, scheduled for Monday morning, is intended to address problems with collapsing discs.

READ MORE: Shaler And North Allegheny Girls Basketball Teams Take Stand Against Racism

They say they’ll provide an update when the surgery is complete.

READ MORE: 1 Dead After Shooting At Washington County Convenience Store

Bishop Zubik will require an extended time of recovery, meaning he won’t be at public functions until physicians release him.

MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 3 Confirmed Cases Of UK Coronavirus Variant

“The diocese and all the people of Southwestern Pennsylvania will be in my prayers, and I ask for their prayers also,” Bishop Zubik said in a press release.