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Who Will Replace Cardinal George One Day?

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine speaks with a possible front-runner at a gathering of church and academic experts here.

04/04/2014

Cardinal Francis George speaks during a mass celebrating the 50th wedding anniversaries of 400 couples, at Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Released From Hospital

Cardinal George is expected to be released from the hospital a week after being admitted after suffering flu-like symptoms.

03/21/2014

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal Hospitalized For Dehydration From The Flu

Cardinal Francis George has been receiving fluids and antibiotics from an IV, and is expected to go home later this week. The illness does not appear related to his cancer.

03/17/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Gala Celebrates Cardinal George’s 50 Years As Priest

Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George is celebrating half a century in the priesthood.

12/18/2013

Cardinal Francis George speaks during a mass celebrating the 50th wedding anniversaries of 400 couples, at Holy Name Cathedral. (Credit: CBS)

As Cardinal George Nears End Of Career, A Huge Party Is Planned

A huge celebration is being planned for Francis Cardinal George’s 50th anniversary as a priest. But, it could also mark the start an unofficial countdown toward the naming of his replacement.

10/08/2013

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Cardinals Say New Pope Remains Down-To-Earth, 2 Months In

(CBS) — He has been in office for just over 2 months, but already pope Francis has put his own personal stamp on the papacy. He has ignored many trappings and traditions while concentrating preaching […]

05/23/2013

Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The congregations of cardinals will continue until all cardinal electors have arrived in Rome, whereupon the College will decide on the start-date of the Conclave to elect a new Pope.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

George: Cardinals ‘Not Ready’ To Set Date For Papal Conclave

Another day has come and gone without a decision on when the Catholic Church’s cardinals will gather to elect the next pope.

03/05/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Has Short List For Next Pope

One day after Pope Benedict resigned, the Vatican is in a state of flux, with no clear indication who among a dozen or more possible contenders might be elected a successor.

03/01/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Pope Betting Odds: Cardinal George Is 150-1 Longshot

The odds that Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George will be the next pope?

02/28/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during his final general audience on February 27, 2013 (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Witness Final Days Of Pope Benedict

Several Chicago area faithful witnessed history at the Vatican on Wednesday at Pope Benedict offered his final papal audience before he steps down.

02/27/2013

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

Cardinal George Targets School Closings, Staff Cuts To Save Archdiocese Budget

The Chicago Archdiocese is closing five schools and eliminating 75 staff positions in an effort to save millions of dollars over the next two years.

02/27/2013

Cardinal George arrives in Rome on Tuesday--a day earlier than expected. (CBS)

Cardinal George Arrives In Rome, Prepares For Emotional Farewell

Cardinal George arrived in Rome on Tuesday to pay homage to the retiring Pope Benedict before turning the attention toward choosing a new leader of the Catholic church.

02/26/2013

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George In Good Health, Says American Could Be Selected Pope

Chances for an American pope are greater than ever before, Francis Cardinal George tells CBS 2 Chief correspondent Jay Levine.

02/21/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Surprised At Pope’s Resignation

George says the Pope is a very private person and his public role was the most difficult for him.

02/11/2013

Cardinal George addressed the media on Aug. 24, 2012, to discuss his latest cancer diagnosis. (CBS)

George Starts Four-Month Chemo Treatment

Cardinal George on Wednesday started a four-month course of cancer treatment.

09/05/2012

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

New Cancer Scare For Cardinal George

Doctors have discovered cancerous cells in Cardinal George’s kidney, the archdiocese announced on Friday.

08/17/2012

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Friday on his way to Rome. (CBS)

Cardinal George Names Priest As Church CFO

Francis Cardinal George must submit his resignation to Pope Benedict when he turns 75 Friday, and he wants to make sure that his financial house is in order when he leaves.

01/10/2012

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Friday on his way to Rome. (CBS)

Cardinal George Apologizes For Comparing Pride Parade With KKK

In a statement posted Friday on the Archdiocese Website, George said he was ‘deeply sorry for the hurt that my remarks have brought to the hearts of gays and lesbians and their families.’

01/06/2012

Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George (CBS File Photo)

Cardinal George: Bishops Should Be Able To Lobby

It’s been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows, for Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George. He talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

12/19/2011

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal’s Retirement May Not Be So Imminent

When Francis Cardinal George turns 75 on Jan. 16, he’s required by church law to hand in his resignation. But after 15 years as Archbishop of Chicago, he’s not ready to step down just yet, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/04/2011

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