Cardinal Francis George

Chicago Cardinal Francis George smiles as he departs St. Bartholomew Church after celebrating mass there April 12, 2005 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Sunday Evening Mass At Holy Name To Pay Tribute To Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George’s galero – a wide-brimmed red silk hat that used to be given to Catholic bishops at the Vatican when they became cardinals – will be raised to the dome of Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, one month after his death.

05/15/2015

Visitors pay their final respects to Francis Cardinal George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, at Holy Name Cathedral on April 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. George died on April 17 after a long battle with cancer. George's funeral mass and burial will take place on April 23.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal Francis George Honored As ‘Man Of Compassion For All Who Suffered’

Approximately 2,000 mourners packed Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, as they gathered for the funeral mass for the late Cardinal Francis George.

04/23/2015

Cardinal Francis George at the installation Mass for Archbishop Blase Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast-Pool/Getty Images)

Cardinal George Feared Death, And The Unknown Afterlife

“I fear the unknown, and what happens after death is unknown. I mean, in faith we believe that we will live forever, and that God calls us to live with him if we cooperate with his Grace. I believe that sincerely, profoundly, but I don’t know what that means,” Cardinal George told WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” in November.

04/23/2015

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A Final Farewell To Francis Cardinal George

Chicago and Catholics worldwide were preparing to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, who was the spiritual leader of the third largest Archdiocese in the U.S., and served the church in Rome for more than a decade.

04/23/2015

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Second Day Of Visitation For Cardinal George At Holy Name Cathedral

Doors open to the public at 7 a.m. at the church where Cardinal George presided over the nation’s third largest diocese. Once again, people will line up to pay respects to the man who shepherded more than 2.2 million Catholics for more than 17 years.

04/22/2015

The remains of Francis Cardinal George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, arrive at Holy Name Cathedral for the first of two days of visitation.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mourners Say Farewell To Cardinal George

The first of two days of visitation is underway at Holy Name Cathedral as hundreds of mourners gathered to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, who died on Friday.

04/21/2015

A poster of the five medallions Cope designed for Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Graphic Artist Who Designed Medallions At Holy Name Recalls Working For Cardinal George

One of the people remembering Cardinal George this week is a South Side graphic artist, Larry Cope.

04/21/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Visitation To Begin For Cardinal Francis George

Thousands of mourners were expected to visit Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday, as a two-day visitation begins for Cardinal Francis George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, who died on Friday.

04/21/2015

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Catholics Remember Cardinal George During Sunday Mass

Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.

04/19/2015

Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP (CBS)

Don’t Forget Abuse Victims, Cardinal George Critic Says

Grief at the passing of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George should not completely overshadow sex abuse that occurred on his watch as archbishop, a frequent adversary said Friday.

04/17/2015

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Francis Cardinal George, Led Chicago Archdiocese, Dies

After fighting a long battle with cancer, Francis Cardinal George has died, sources reported on Friday afternoon.

04/17/2015

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Back Home From Hospital

Francis Cardinal George, who is battling cancer, was admitted late last month for dehydration and pain management issues. The Archdiocese of Chicago reports he is feeling better.

04/03/2015

Francis Cardinal George addresses the media Friday after receiving an award from the Knights of Columbus. (CBS)

Cardinal George Hospitalized For Hydration Issues, Pain Management

Francis Cardinal George has been admitted to Loyal University Medical Center for treating hydration issues and pain management

03/28/2015

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich (R) greets Francis Cardinal George during a press conference on September 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  Cupich, who served as bishop in Spokane, Washington, will succeed Cardinal George, who has been fighting a long battle with cancer, to become the 9th archbishop of Chicago. This is the first time in the history of the Chicago Archdiocese that a new leader has been appointed while the former is still alive.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich: Cardinal George Still Has ‘His Agenda Full’

Cardinal Francis George recently spent almost a week in the hospital for tests, and has halted his treatment for cancer, but the retired head of the Catholic church in Chicago is still keeping busy, according to his successor.

03/09/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal George Home From Hospital

Cardinal Francis George is resting at home after being hospitalized earlier this week, a spokesperson for the Chicago Archdiocese confirmed

03/07/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal George Hospitalized For Tests

The Chicago Archdiocese said the cardinal was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday, and “will stay for several days of tests to evaluate his condition.”

03/03/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Experimental Cancer Drug “Not Effective” For Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George, the retired head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, has been dropped from an experimental cancer drug trial, after it proved ineffective in treating the cancer in his right kidney.

12/31/2014

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich leaves the alter following his Installation Mass of at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Cupich Invites Catholics To Escape Their Comfort Zone

Archbishop Cupich made those in the congregation laugh hard several times, in which he said, “Seriously folks. I don’t do walking on water. I can barely swim.” But he had a serious message for Chicago-area Catholics: get out of your comfort zone, and be daring and bold when doing God’s work.

11/19/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich Knocking On The Door As Next Cardinal In Chicago

Blase Cupich becomes only the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He said his predecessors have been “wonderful people for many generations.”

11/17/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Catholic Leaders Get To Know Future Chicago Archbishop

-One week from today, Chicago will have a new archbishop: Blase Cupich. This week, both the current and future archbishops of Chicago are attending the fall Bishops Conference meeting in Baltimore.

11/11/2014

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