CHICAGO -- Cardinal Blase Cupich took part in a 100-year-old tradition Monday when he paid a holiday visit to children in the hospital.
The young patients and their families welcomed the Cardinal into the rooms at Luries Childrens Hospital
He spread holiday cheer, chatted and offered prayers.
Cardinal Cupich also gave out pendants of Jesus on the Cross that were blessed in Rome.
The cardinal also thanked hospital employees for their dedication to the young patients.
Tuesday, the cardinal will hold Christmas services at the Cook County jail.