Monday, April 20, 2015

Chicago's Archbishop Cardinal Francis George died last Friday

By Margaret Paulson
Cardinal Francis George listens at Holy Name Cathedral during Bishop Blase Cupich's Rite of Reception service. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
ILLINOIS---Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, died Friday morning after a near decade-long battle with cancer. His successor, Archbishop Blase Cupich, issued a statement calling George “a man of great courage who overcame many obstacles to become a priest,” one of them being polio as a child. Cardinal George was a born-and-raised Chicagoan, having grown up on the Northwest Side and attended St. Pascal School in Portage Park. [link]