Chicago cardinal released from hospital

MAYWOOD, Ill., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George of the Chicago Archdiocese was discharged from a Maywood, Ill., hospital Tuesday after being treated for bladder cancer.

Cardinal remains in ICU

CHICAGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Doctors say they see no evidence of more gastrointestinal bleeding in Chicago Cardinal Francis George.

Setback for Chicago's Cardinal George

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Chicago archdiocese reports Cardinal Francis George is in stable condition after experiencing a complication of his surgery for bladder cancer.

Chicago cardinal's cancer did not spread

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Doctors say Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, whose cancerous bladder was removed last week, will not need radiation or chemotherapy. His doctor and surgeon told a news conference at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., Mond

Cardinal George recovers from surgeries

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is in stable condition after two surgeries in two days.

Chicago's cardinal undergoes surgery

CHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- Chicago's Cardinal Francis George was in intensive care Friday after additional surgery to repair a blood vessel, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Cardinal George awake after cancer surgery

CHICAGO, July 27 (UPI) -- Surgeons removed the cancerous bladder of Cardinal Francis George of Chicago in a five-hour operation Thursday and the prognosis appeared good. "The cardinal is already awake and speaking," said Fr. John Canary, interim head of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Cancer surgery for Chicago's Cardinal

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and will undergo surgery on Thursday.

Man arrested at Chicago cathedral

CHICAGO, April 14 (UPI) -- A man was charged with criminal trespass after causing a disturbance inside Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago while Cardinal Francis George was saying mass.

Church, Ill., make deal on abusive priests

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to hand over information on all priests accused of molesting children, it was reported.

Abuse victims' group: Discipline cardinal

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A group defending victims of Catholic priest abuse is calling for action against the Chicago cardinal it claims allowed the abuse to happen.

Priest suspended for pedophilia allegation

CHICAGO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has removed a priest from the ministry pending an investigation into pedophilia charges.

Cardinal George released from hospital

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Cardinal Francis George was discharged from a Chicago-area hospital Friday afternoon, a day after being hospitalized for tests.

Cardinals call for sacrifice, focus on God

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Roman Catholic cardinals celebrated midnight mass in several U.S. cities calling on the faithful to focus on God to see them through troubled times.

Religious group banned from Catholic church

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A Chicago-based religious group has been banned from meeting in archdiocese facilities for misrepresenting Catholic teachings.
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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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