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Archives: Cardinal Francis George's long battle with cancer

The leader of the Chicago Archdiocese Cardinal Francis George has fought a long battle against numerous types of cancer. The Tribune has covered George's fight. Here's a small look back.

  • Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment

    Cardinal George cancels Rome trip, cites cancer treatment

    Cardinal Francis George will miss a planned trip to Rome in October to instead receive treatment for cancer, the Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday. George had planned to visit Rome to meet with Pope Francis and for other meetings, said archdiocese spokeswoman Colleen Dolan, but he will not go...

  • Cardinal George testing new cancer drug

    Cardinal George testing new cancer drug

    Cardinal Francis George, facing his third bout with cancer, is participating in a clinical trial of a new drug being conducted at the University of Chicago, the archdiocese announced Friday."The trial is testing a new drug, which may work by activating cells of the immune system enabling them to...

  • Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor

    Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way. That could make Cardinal Francis George the first leader of Chicago Catholics to meet...

  • 'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter

    'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter

    Battling cancer and celebrating what could be his last Easter Sunday Mass as Chicago’s Catholic leader, Cardinal Francis George said he was in good spirits and that the holiday teaches “nothing is ever without hope.” “There’s a lot of joy in the air,” George told reporters outside Holy Name Cathedral...

  • Cardinal George hospitalized with 'flu-like' symptoms

    Cardinal George hospitalized with 'flu-like' symptoms

    Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized with "flu-like symptoms" after doctors discovered during a routine checkup last week that he was dehydrated, according to a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Chicago.George was taken to Loyola University Medical Center on Friday after he had "not felt...

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