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April 17, 2015 - Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley Statement on passing of Cardinal Francis George

"Having just returned from meetings in Rome, I was sad to learn of the passing of Cardinal Francis George today.  He waged a courageous battle with cancer while continuing to serve the people of God in his hometown of Chicago with love, humility and an abiding commitment to the Church.  We all owe him a debt of gratitude for his outstanding service to the United States Bishops' Conference as our president. We extend our sincere condolences to Cardinal George’s family, to his Oblate community, as well as to the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  We give thanks for the blessing of his life and priestly ministry and we pray with confidence and hope in Christ, the Good Shepherd, who has called his servant home.  May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace."