Cardinal George

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

St. Sabina Catholic Church. (CBS)

St. Sabina Faithful Take To Paper In Fight With Cardinal George

In the latest salvo in a very public battle over the leadership at St. Sabina, members of the church put their thoughts in black and white today–with a full-page advertisement in the Chicago Sun-Times.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

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

Cardinal: ‘Ball Really Is In (Pfleger’s) Corner Now’

Cardinal Francis George on Friday defended his suspension of Father Michael Pfleger, saying it is his job to deal with priests in crisis. CBS 2’s Roseann Tellez reports.

04/29/2011

Father Andrew Smith (CBS)

Priest: ‘I Have My Reservations’ About Moving To St. Sabina

Caught in the middle of the feud between suspended St. Sabina Pastor Michael Pfleger and Cardinal George is one of the priests assigned to fill the gaps in Pfleger’s absence.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Cardinal George Suspends Father Pfleger At St. Sabina’s

Cardinal George on Wednesday suspended Father Michael Pfleger as pastor at St. Sabina’s, expressing frustration at Pfleger’s ongoing public statements regarding his tenuous future in the Chicago Archdiocese.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Pope John Paul II (CBS)

Chicago Catholics Filled With Pride As John Paul Nears Sainthood

Thousands of the faithful at the Vatican for Easter on Sunday will remain in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II next week. Hundreds of Chicagoans also plan to make the journey.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Will Pfleger Get An Easter Miracle?

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says the fate of Father Michael Pfleger could be decided as soon as this Easter weekend.

04/21/2011

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