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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)

Cardinal George Cancels Trip To Rome To Visit Pope

The cardinal had hoped to make that trip in mid-October but will not be able to because of treatment for cancer. The trip may be rescheduled.

08/27/2014

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Discusses Pope’s Health, Successor Ahead Of Bishops Conference

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.

06/10/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Discusses Church’s Future, Stays Quiet On His Own

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.

02/08/2014

Homeless Jesus sculptor and artist Tim Schmalz.

‘Homeless Jesus’ Statue Coming To Chicago

Chicago will soon host a sculpture that’s both inspired and angered viewers around there world.

12/10/2013

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)

In New Interview, Pope Rejects Hard-Line Stance Against Gay Catholics

In a cover story in Jesuit publications around the world, including “America” here, the pope deals head-on with his reputation as being ultra-conservative. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

09/19/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Reacts To Pope’s Plea For Peace In Syria

Cardinal George says it is not only people of Muslim faith that are being hurt by violence in Syria.

09/01/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Local Gay Rights Supporters Encouraged By Pope’s Comments

Pope Francis says it’s not a crime to be gay and that he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation.

07/29/2013

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 […]

05/23/2013

St. James Catholic Church. (Credit: Friends of St. James)

St. James Supporters Tweet Pope To Save Historic Church

Parishioners at a Bronzeville church slated for demolition hope a media-savy pope will answer their prayers to save it, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

03/31/2013

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)

Pope Francis’ First Sunday On The Job

This St. Patrick’s Day will go down as a memorable one for billions of Catholics worldwide. It’s the first Sunday for newly picked leader, Pope Francis.

03/17/2013

A cross is held aloft. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Priest Abuse Victims Call For Meeting With New Pope

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is writing Pope Francis asking for a meeting to discuss how to stop and prevent current and future child sex crimes and cover ups.

03/16/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

New Pope An Inspiration For Latino Jesuit Students

A Jesuit high school in Pilsen is celebrating the selection of Pope Francis, a Jesuit cardinal from Argentina, as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church – the first pontiff from the Americas.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Francis Cardinal George speaks with CBS 2's Jay Levine. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: New Pope ‘Has A Heart For The Poor’

Cardinal Francis George spoke with CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine in his first public comments since the election of Pope Francis.

03/13/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Francis: Cardinal Bergoglio Chosen To Lead Catholic Church

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been chosen as the new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, taking the name Pope Francis 1

03/13/2013