Francis Cardinal George
He’s been celebrated by his church and honored by its faithful, but today, the entire city of Chicago got its turn.
Blase Cupich walked up to the front door of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral for the Rite of Reception Monday and was welcomed inside by outgoing Cardinal Francis George.
For more than 17 years Francis Cardinal George has guided the religious community. Today, marks the last services he’ll do so with that title.
Chicago’s next Archbishop, Blase Cupich, arrives in Chicago Thursday, with his installation now less than a week away.
In a break with tradition, Archbishop Blase Cupich announced he will not be moving into the Cardinal’s residence and instead will live in the Holy Name Cathedral rectory.
George was the bishop of Yakima for six years in the 1990s, and was back to celebrate a Mass to dedicate the new Catholic high school gymnasium that has been named in his honor.
Francis Cardinal George is battling an infection in his foot but didn’t let that prevent him from attending a Catholic Extension Society dinner in Lincolnshire Wednesday evening.
Not everyone is giving Chicago’s next Roman Catholic archbishop high marks.
Bishop Blase Cupich said he was “surprised” and “overwhelmed” at being selected to succeed Francis Cardinal George as Archbishop of Chicago at a press conference Saturday morning.
Francis Cardinal George is hoping to make his final visit to the Vatican as archbishop of Chicago in late November, CBS 2 has learned.
Five Chicago mayors have attended De La Salle; including both Richard J. Daley and his son Richard M. Daley, Frank Corr, Martin Kennelly and Michael Bilandic. Other notable alums include the late Cook County Board Presidents George Dunne and Dan Ryan, and broadcasting brothers Bryant and Greg Gumbel.
CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the cardinal overshadows a gathering of bishops likely to produce his successor.
The Pope’s health is a topic of concern, at the U.S. Conference of Bishops in New Orleans, as is that of Francis Cardinal George and his eventual replacement.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine caught up with Cardinal George in Palos Park and reports if you didn’t know Cardinal George’s was in the midst of a two-month battle against cancer, it wasn’t obvious at Wednesday morning’s Mass at Holy Family Villa Nursing home.
American servicemen and women are being honored throughout the Chicago area this Memorial Day.
For the first time in 17 years, Francis Cardinal George isn’t leading the Chicago Catholic delegation to an important papal event. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
The pews were full at Holy Name Cathedral this morning for what’s likely Cardinal George’s last Palm Sunday mass as Chicago’s archbishop.
Francis Cardinal George will not travel to Rome later this month for the canonization of two popes.
The head of Chicago’s Catholic Church tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine his physicians are not keen on letting him take a long trip while he’s being treated for cancer.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Chicago, Francis Cardinal George discussed changes he sees on the horizon under Pope Francis, who is expected to name the Cardinal’s replacement this year.