Francis Cardinal George resumes chemo, will not travel to Rome

Francis Cardinal George is resuming his chemotherapy treatment and will not be traveling to Rome at the end of this month for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

The Archdiocese of Chicago released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying Francis Cardinal George had delayed his chemotherapy due to an infection which hospitalized him in March. The Cardinal’s decided to stay in Chicago upon the advice of his doctors.

Earlier in March, the Archdiocese announced that new cancer cells were found in Francis Cardinal George right kidney and that he would undergo aggressive chemotherapy. George was diagnosed with urothelial cancer in August 2012, but after chemotherapy the cancer had been dormant for well over a year.

The Archdiocese says the Cardinal plans to still participate in Holy Week services and Easter Sunday Mass.

-Chicago Tribune Contributed to the Report

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