Francis George

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George in May 2011

Francis Eugene George OMI (January 16, 1937 – April 17, 2015) was an American cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago.[1] George resigned in September 2014 because of health issues. Blase J. Cupich succeeded him. From 2007 to 2010, he was President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

George was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012.[2] George died in Chicago from the disease at the age of 78.[3]

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  1. Cheney, David. "Francis Eugene Cardinal George, O.M.I."
  2. "Cardinal George says cancer is showing 'signs of new activity'". Chicago Tribune. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  3. Associated Press (17 April 2015). "Chicago Cardinal Francis George Dies at Age 78". Time. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.

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