Cardinal George tells Chicago Catholics his cancer has flared up

Cardinal George tells Chicago Catholics his cancer has flared up

CHICAGO, March 7 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic Church in Chicago, said Friday his cancer has flared up after a remission of more than a year.

Documents reveal alleged sex abuse by Chicago Catholic priests

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Documents unsealed by lawyers suing the Catholic Diocese of Chicago show church authorities failed to report sexual abuse of children by priests.

Chicago archdiocese releasing files on abusive priests

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago plans to give lawyers suing the Catholic Church its files on alleged child molester priests, Cardinal Francis George says.

New lawsuit filed against Catholic priest convicted of abusing boys

CHICAGO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Another man has alleged that he was fondled by a former Roman Catholic priest in Chicago who has been convicted of sexually abusing boys, a lawsuit says.

Chicago cardinal praises Pope Francis

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said the church's selection of Pope Francis is very important for the Latino population because he understands their culture.
Cardinals want more 'Vatileaks' details

Cardinals want more 'Vatileaks' details

VATICAN CITY, March 5 (UPI) -- Roman Catholic cardinals say they want to know more about the "Vatileaks" scandal, even though Benedict XVI said only the next pope would be shown the report.

Ill. gay marriage bill faces setback

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Illinois same-sex marriage advocates said they suffered a procedural setback Wednesday in a push to get a bill passed before a lame duck session ends.

Cardinal George of Chicago to begin chemo

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who underwent successful surgery in 2006 for bladder cancer, is about to begin chemotherapy, church officials say.

Chicago diocese sued over '70s abuse

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A lawsuit alleges the late dean of a Chicago Catholic high school molested a male student repeatedly in the 1970s.
Chicago cardinal has cancer treatment

Chicago cardinal has cancer treatment

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced Cardinal Francis George underwent a procedure to treat his second diagnosis of cancer.

Cardinal apologizes for KKK remark

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago's Catholic Cardinal Francis George has apologized for linking the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan.

Chicago cardinal defends KKK reference

CHICAGO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George, head of Chicago's Roman Catholic archdiocese, is defending a comment he made comparing a gay rights event to Ku Klux Klan marches.
U.S. cardinal compares gay rights to KKK

U.S. cardinal compares gay rights to KKK

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago's Catholic Cardinal Francis George is under fire from gay-rights groups after comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, officials say.

Archdiocese paying abuse victim $3.2M

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old man sexually abused as a boy by a priest has won a $3.2 million settlement from the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, his lawyer said.

Cardinal reinstates longtime priest

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- A Catholic priest in Chicago who was suspended three weeks ago for objecting publicly to a transfer from his longtime parish has been reinstated.
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Francis George
CHI980111801-18 JANUARY 1998- CHICAGO,IL, USA: Archbishop Francis George has been elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul the II, Sunday January 18. UPI ms/Ray Foli. ...............

Francis Eugene George, OMI (born January 16, 1937) is an American Cardinal. He is the eighth and current Archbishop of Chicago, having previously served as Bishop of Yakima (1990–1996) and the Archbishop of Portland (1996–1997). He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 1998. Cardinal George is a past President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2007 to 2010, and is in charge of one the largest U.S. dioceses in terms of Catholic population. A member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he had once served as provincial, or head, of the American province of his order; before that, he taught at some noted American seminaries. He was elected the moderator for North America at the 2008 World General Synod of Bishops Meeting.

In addition to his native English, George also speaks French, Italian, Latin, Spanish and German.

Born in Chicago to Francis J. and Julia R. McCarthy George, he attended St. Pascal Grade School on the city's northwest side. Cardinal George then enrolled at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago. However, due to difficulty climbing stairs because of childhood polio, he attended Quigley for only a day. He then transferred to St. Henry Preparatory Seminary in Belleville, Illinois before joining the religious order of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on August 14, 1957. He was sent to the University of Ottawa in Canada to study theology before being ordained to the priesthood on December 21, 1963. Ordination took place at his home parish of St. Pascal Church by Bishop Raymond Hillinger.

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