Paul Crouch
Paul Crouch

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Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest religious broadcaster, provided an update Tuesday on TBN founder and President Paul Crouch, who fell ill and was taken to a Dallas-area hospital Oct. 22 while at TBN's Colleyville, Texas, facility.

TBN attorney and spokesman Colby May says that doctors have removed a ventilator and Crouch is now breathing on his own.

“Dr. Crouch has returned to California and is resting comfortably as doctors continue to address his heart and related health issues,” May explains.

May says that on Sunday he spent time with Crouch, visiting and discussing network-related business, and was encouraged by Crouch's level of engagement and interaction.

“It is evident that the passion for Christian television that has motivated Dr. Crouch over the past forty-plus years continues unabated,” May notes. “We are encouraged by Dr. Crouch's ongoing progress, although his condition remains serious.”

He adds: “The Crouch family and everyone here at TBN are grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement we have received from friends and partners all over the world. We cherish your continued prayers on behalf of Dr. Crouch as he recuperates.”

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