I would like to ask you to please keep Francis Cardinal George, the Archbishop of Chicago, in your prayers in a special way these days. The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced that Cardinal George has been diagnosed with cancerous cells in his kidney and in a nodule that was removed from his liver. The Cardinal previously fought bladder cancer 6 years ago.
Cardinal George is a hero of mine. He is an outstanding Archbishop, and has been a great help and inspiration to me as my immediate predecessor as president of the USCCB.
I know that the Cardinal will face this latest challenge as he faces all challenges: with great strength and great peace, born of a deep love of God and trust in His divine will.
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