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Francis Cardinal George. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Pays Tribute To Late Cardinal George During Rome Trip

Amid the ceremonies at the Vatican for Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich he paused to remember his predecessor.

06/30/2015

Religious leaders from several different faiths offer praise for Cardinal George, who died last week. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s Religious Leaders Pay Their Respects To Cardinal George

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.

04/22/2015

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Bishop Describes Final Moments Beside Cardinal George

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spoke with a bishops who was at the cardinal’s bedside when he died.

04/20/2015

Francis Cardinal George addresses the media Friday after receiving an award from the Knights of Columbus. (CBS)

Catholic School Employee Received Letter From Cardinal George One Day After His Passing

An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.

04/19/2015

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Pope Francis Sends Telegram To Archbishop Cupich On Passing Of Cardinal George

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.

04/18/2015

St. Pascal pastor  Rafal Stecz, who fondly remembers meeting the cardinal when Stecz came to Chicago 6 ½ years ago. (CBS)

At Boyhood Parish, Cardinal George Remembered As A ‘Hero’

Francis Cardinal George grew up on Chicago’s Northwest Side and was eventually ordained at St. Pascal’s in Portage Park.

04/17/2015

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

Tributes To Cardinal George: ‘A Remarkable Life Of Faith And Service’

A wide range of politicians and spiritual leaders were among those who offered tributes Friday to Francis Cardinal George, who passed away this morning.

04/17/2015

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Archbishop Attends New Year’s Dinner

The Catholic Charities lunch at Gibsons provided meals to senior citizens, military veterans and youngsters. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/01/2015

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Chicago Honors Cardinal George With Medal Of Merit

He’s been celebrated by his church and honored by its faithful, but today, the entire city of Chicago got its turn.

12/10/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Symbolic Knocking, Chicago’s Next Archbishop Arrives At Holy Name Cathedral

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.

11/17/2014

Cardinal George uses crutches to enter Holy Name for his last mass as Archbishop. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Cardinal George Celebrates Final Mass As Chicago Archbishop

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.

11/16/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Prepares For Installation Mass

Chicago’s next Archbishop, Blase Cupich, arrives in Chicago Thursday, with his installation now less than a week away.

11/12/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Choosing To Live In Holy Name Rectory, Not Cardinal’s Mansion

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.

10/22/2014

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Cardinal George Honored In Washington State

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.

10/10/2014

Cardinal George seen leaving his residence on crutches as he battles a foot infection. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George, Battling Foot Infection, Attends Catholic Extension Society Dinner

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.

09/24/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Survivors Network Of Those Abused By Priests Protests Pick For Cardinal George’s Successor

Not everyone is giving Chicago’s next Roman Catholic archbishop high marks.

09/20/2014

Bishop Blase Cupich. (Credit: Chicago)

Bishop Blase Cupich ‘Surprised’ To Be Picked As Cardinal George’s Successor

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.

09/20/2014

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Not Slowing Down While Undergoing Experimental Treatment

Francis Cardinal George is hoping to make his final visit to the Vatican as archbishop of Chicago in late November, CBS 2 has learned.

09/03/2014

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De La Salle Celebrates 125th Anniversary

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.

08/22/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Still A Powerful Force Among American Bishops

CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the cardinal overshadows a gathering of bishops likely to produce his successor.

06/11/2014

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