Saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, I offer heartfelt condolences to you, and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese. With gratitude for Cardinal George's witness of consecrated life as an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, his service to the Church's ...
Apr 17, 2015 ... Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.
Apr 17, 2015 ... Cardinal Francis E. George, who was the Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago for 17 years and helped shape the American Catholic bishops' response to the child sexual abuse scandal and their resistance to the Obama health plan's contraception coverage, died on Friday at his residence in Chicago.
Francis E. George. Francis Cardinal George held a prominent position among U.S. Cardinals as the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His pastoral leadership encompassed international and national audiences. His Eminence was the first Chicago native to become Archbishop of Chicago.
Apr 17, 2015 ... During an era under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, when Catholicism was trying to swim against an increasingly secular tide in the Western world, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was the American prelate trusted by those two popes, almost above all others, to spearhead that project in the ...
Apr 17, 2015 ... Cardinal Francis George, who led the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for 17 years, died Friday after a yearslong struggle with cancer. He was 78.
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Apr 17, 2015 ... Cardinal Francis George, who died Friday, leaves an indelible mark on Catholicism in the United States as an immensely influential religious leader. George, the previous archbishop of Chicago and a former president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, died at 78 after a protracted battle ...
Apr 17, 2015 ... CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78. His successor in Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, called Cardinal George "a man of ...