Suburban parishes mourn the passing of Cardinal George
Apr 17, 2015 9:35 PM -
Cardinal Francis George, the former leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, succumbed to his long battle with cancer. He was 78. A regular presence in the suburbs, George frequently visited local parishes and schools during his years as archbishop, from 1997 to 2014. He'd lead Masses, celebrate milestones, greet church members, and console parishes during tough times.