Francis Cardinal George
Amid the ceremonies at the Vatican for Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich he paused to remember his predecessor.
On the second day of visitation for Francis Cardinal George, leaders from several different religions gathered to honor the retired archbishop who died last week.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spoke with a bishops who was at the cardinal’s bedside when he died.
An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.
As the Chicago area Catholic community mourns the death of Francis Cardinal George Saturday morning, Pope Francis issued a telegram to George’s successor Archbishop Cupich to express his condolences.
Francis Cardinal George grew up on Chicago’s Northwest Side and was eventually ordained at St. Pascal’s in Portage Park.
A wide range of politicians and spiritual leaders were among those who offered tributes Friday to Francis Cardinal George, who passed away this morning.
The Catholic Charities lunch at Gibsons provided meals to senior citizens, military veterans and youngsters. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
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.