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  • Cardinal George's legacy one of conviction, humility, Chicago Catholics say

    Cardinal George's legacy one of conviction, humility, Chicago Catholics say
    Cindy Babinec remembers meeting Cardinal Francis George for the first time. It was June 2009, and she had just recently returned to the Roman Catholic Church after a 16-year hiatus.
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78....

    Pope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate's death

    Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop. In a condolence telegram Saturday sent to current Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, the pontiff offered "heartfelt condolences" to the prelate,...

    Pope sends condolences for 'wise and gentle' Cardinal George

    Pope sends condolences for 'wise and gentle' Cardinal George
    It was evening in Rome by the time the news of Cardinal Francis George's death reached Pope FrancisĀ on Friday. On Saturday, the pope sent a telegram to express his condolences. "Saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop...

    Funeral for Cardinal George set for Thursday

    Funeral services for Cardinal Francis George will be held Thursday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. George, who retired as Chicago archbishop in the fall of 2014, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. The Chicago archdiocese announced that the...