Cardinal George’s galero lifted to the rafters

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CHICAGO --  A centuries-old honor took place Sunday for the late Cardinal Francis George.

The ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral is called ``Month's Mind'' Mass and is meant to recognize the one-month anniversary of a person's death.
Members of the archdiocese raised the late cardinal's galero and suspended it inside the cathedral sanctuary. A galero is a red, ceremonial hat that cardinals receive after joining the College of Cardinals.

The tradition ended in the 1960s but Cardinal George received one as a gift. Red hats belonging to Chicago's five previous cardinals already hang inside the cathedral.

Cardinal George died April 17 after a long battle with cancer. He retired as Chicago archbishop in the fall of 2014.

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