Today on his blog “The Gospel in the Digital Age,” New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan asked for prayers for Cardinal Francis George of the Chicago Archdiocese, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
The Archdiocese of Chicago posted the following statement online:
As announced on Friday, August 17, Cardinal George learned from his doctors that test results from a procedure earlier in the week showed there were cancerous cells in his kidney and in a nodule that was removed from his liver.
The Cardinal rested at home this weekend and was actively engaged in a number of his administrative responsibilities. This week he will continue additional testing, participate in his annual retreat and maintain his previously scheduled public commitments.
After the Cardinal meets with his doctors regarding a plan for a course of treatment, further information about his upcoming public schedule will be announced.
Until further information is available, Cardinal George has asked for continued prayers for all affected by cancer and the doctors and medical staff that work with patients and their families, as well as for himself.
Here’s more from Cardinal Dolan:
I would like to ask you to please keep Francis Cardinal George, the Archbishop of Chicago, in your prayers in a special way these days. …
Cardinal George is a hero of mine. He is an outstanding Archbishop, and has been a great help and inspiration to me as my immediate predecessor as president of the USCCB.
I know that the Cardinal will face this latest challenge as he faces all challenges: with great strength and great peace, born of a deep love of God and trust in His divine will.
The Cardinal Newman Society joins Cardinal Dolan in prayer for Cardinal George and asks its members to do the same.
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