CHICAGO (CBS) — Less than two weeks until Cardinal Francis George retires as archbishop of Chicago and makes way for Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, George said the transition is well-underway.
The cardinal said he’s trying to make things as smooth as possible for Cupich. That includes “cleaning the slate,” as he puts it, by recently announcing school closings and making public the files of priests who’ve molested children.
As for the George’s future plans, besides fighting cancer, he said he has a number of projects, including studies and writings that have been gathering dust. He also might do some lecturing.
“My public life will very much depend upon what Archbishop Cupich wants me to do; no more, no less,” he said.