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  • Chicago archbishop has first meeting with Pope Francis

    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich (BLAYZ' SOO'-pihch) has met with Pope Francis.
  • Cardinal Francis George finished final book 9 days before death

    Cardinal Francis George finished final book 9 days before death
    Nine days before his death, Cardinal Francis George submitted the manuscript of what will be his final book, titled "A Godly Humanism: Clarifying the Hope That Lies Within." Hours before he died, his editor said, it was still on his mind. "The book...

    Cupich to City Council: Cardinal George offered 'treasure of hope'

    Cupich to City Council: Cardinal George offered 'treasure of hope'
    Archbishop Blase Cupich delivered the invocation at Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting in honor of his predecessor, the late Cardinal Francis George. Cupich, making his first visit to the council, called on the aldermen to remember George's...

    Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer

    Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer
    Cardinal Francis George, the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, died Friday morning at his home after a years long struggle with cancer....

    Cardinal George's ceremonial hat-raising to mark month since his death

    Cardinal George's ceremonial hat-raising to mark month since his death
    Exactly a month after he died, Cardinal Francis George's emblematic red hat will be suspended from the rafters of Holy Name Cathedral alongside those of five of his predecessors. Though George never publicly wore his wide-brimmed hat — called a...