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Holy Name Cathedral (CBS)

Visitation, Funeral Set For Cardinal George

Visitation will be held for two days at Holy Name Cathedral, followed by a funeral mass on Thursday.


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George Overcame Setbacks To Lead Hometown Archdiocese

Francis Cardinal George was a son of the city’s Northwest Side, schooled at St. Pascal’s in Portage Park. He had an unusually early vision of his destiny. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine looks back on George’s career.


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Poignant Tribute To Cardinal George On Archdiocese Website

Within hours Cardinal George’s death, the Archdiocese of Chicago created a poignant and elegant tribute on its website.


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Archbishop Blase Cupich On Death Of Cardinal George

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich’s Statement on the Passing of Francis Cardinal George


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George: Doctors Have Run Out Of Options For Him

Cardinal Francis George, who has battled kidney cancer, was out Friday to accept an award from the Knights of Columbus.


Chicago's new archbishop, Blase Cupich, left, attends a breakfast hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Officially Welcomes New Archbishop

The hottest ticket in town Thursday was an invitation to Mayor Emanuel’s reception for Chicago’s new archbishop. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


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

Cardinal Reflects On Cancer Battle, Infamous Ex-Priest

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine and looks ahead to retirement, not really knowing what it will hold.


Bishop Blase Cupich (Spokane Diocese)

Bishop Blase Cupich Introduced As Successor To Cardinal George

Blase Cupich, 65, is from Omaha, Neb. and was ordained there in 1975, according to the Spokane Diocese website. He was installed as the Bishop of Spokane in September 2010.


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George Meets With Music Director Fired After Revealing Same-Sex Marriage Plans

Francis Cardinal George and a suburban music director met Tuesday and they talked about the director’s decision to marry another man.


Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George To Take Part In Cancer-Drug Trial

George disclosed in March that he was undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer surrounding his right kidney and that he expected the cancer to likely be the cause of his death.


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George Visits Renovation Project At Niles School

Cardinal Francis George performed Mass today at St John Brebeuf Church in Niles then checked out a multi-million dollar renovation project at the school.


Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Catholic Church Begins Process To Replace Cardinal George

The process to replace Francis Cardinal George has begun, and Pope Francis is expected to name the successor late this year.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


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.