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LETTERS OF FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I.
ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO 2006
 

Archdiocese of Chicago

Statement of Cardinal Francis E. George, O.M.I
Archbishop of Chicago
to the Archdiocese of Chicago
July 26, 2006

“Tomorrow morning I will undergo surgery at Loyola University Medical Center to remove cancer discovered very recently in my bladder. I am informed that I can expect to make a full recovery from this cancer and the surgery to remove it. I have asked my doctors and Archdiocesan officials to fully brief you after the surgery on the specifics of the operation and my recovery. During my recovery and absence, Father John Canary, the Vicar General, will provide day to day governance of the Archdiocese. He and the Auxiliary Bishops and Mr. Jimmy Lago, the Chancellor, will be in contact with me as necessary.

I ask my fellow priests, the religious, all Catholics in the Archdiocese and other friends and colleagues to pray for me. I trust that the Lord will give me the strength and grace I need during these next days and weeks.”

Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.
Archbishop of Chicago