CHICAGO (CBS) — A special ceremony has been planned for Sunday evening mass at Holy Name Cathedral, in honor of the late Cardinal Francis George, one month after his death.
His galero – a wide-brimmed red silk hat that used to be given to Catholic bishops at the Vatican when they became cardinals – will be raised to the dome of Holy Name Cathedral.READ MORE: Man With 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo When He Was Fatally Shot By Police Facing Felony Gun Charges
The practice of presenting galeros to new cardinals ended in 1965, as Pope Paul VI believed they were too pompous a symbol, and Catholics could not relate to it.READ MORE: British Cooking School Life Kitchen Launches Cookbook For Those Who Have Lost Smell, Taste Due To COVID-19
Still, many cardinals have continued the practice of getting a galero after they become cardinal, and in Chicago the galeros are hung at the top of the dome over the altar at Holy Name Cathedral.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
George’s galero, a red silk hat with tassels, will be hung Sunday night near the galeros of his five predecessors at the Chicago Archdiocese – cardinals Samuel Stritch, George William Mundelein, Albert Gregory Meyer, John Cody, and Joseph Bernardin.