Search for Cardinal Francis George successor underway

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The process has begun to identify a successor to Cardinal Francis George, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced today.

The pope’s representative in the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has begun the consulting process and the search, the Archdiocese of Chicago said in a statement.

The statement said process is expected to be completed in late fall.

In April, after his third cancer diagnosis, George said he urged the nuncio to launch the search.


George recently completed three rounds of chemotherapy. He was diagnosed with urothelial cancer in August 2012, but after chemotherapy the cancer had been dormant for well over a year.
George has served nearly 18 years at the helm of the nation’s third largest archdiocese.

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