Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal George’

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George dies of cancer

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The former Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 78. As head of the United States’ third-largest archdiocese, Cardinal George shepherded the Chicago church through school closings and the priest sexual abuse scandal. He strived to reconcile his support for the clergy with the pain of Read more

Chicago cardinal puzzled as to what Pope Francis wants

Friday, November 14th, 2014

The outgoing Archbishop of Chicago says he has sometimes been puzzled as to what Pope Francis’ intentions are in the wake of some papal statements. According to a New York Times report, Cardinal Francis George stated that Francis has “said some wonderful things”. But Cardinal George added: “But he doesn’t put them together all the Read more

US archdiocese releases 15,000 pages of secret abuse files

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Chicago archdiocese has released about 15,000 pages of previously secret files on clerical sex abuse in order to provide greater transparency. The documents detail interpersonal communications between victims, the priests and archdiocese officials. Making this information public comes after other documents were released in January as part of a settlement with victims. The archdiocese says Read more

The will of God is not yet clear

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

“The will of God is not entirely clear,” Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George told his congregation on Sunday, and as cardinals, yesterday, had their final day of discussions it still seems there is no clear candidate cardinals can agree on. The cardinals, yesterday, held their last pre-conclave talks where they have been talking about the qualities Read more

March 11 conclave start, just media speculation

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

As cardinals met for their first ‘general congregation’ meeting, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago dismissed media  speculation that a date has been set for the start of the conclave to elect a new pope. Yesterday, before the cardinals met, media were reporting March 11 to be the conclave’s start, however George told CBS Chicago that Read more