CHICAGO (CBS) — He’s been celebrated by his church and honored by its faithful, but today, the entire city of Chicago got its turn.
Cardinal Francis George was presented with the city’s highest honor, the medal of merit, an award rarely conferred.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports Cardinal George truly seemed humbled to be there.
“I don’t know that it’s a victory lap, but it’s a very good event,” he said.
Cardinal George is the first archbishop to receive the Medal of Merit. Alderman Ed Burke said the cardinal told him it’s an award that might help at the pearly gates.