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CARDINAL GEORGE INVITES ALL TO SHARE HIS PERSONAL
REFLECTIONS OF POPE BENEDICT XVI’S U.S. VISIT

First of Three Presentation Services to be Held on Sunday, June 8

CHICAGO, IL (May 29, 2008) – Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, invites Catholics from across the Archdiocese to join him for an evening of prayer and reflection on the time he spent at Pope Benedict XVI’s side during the Holy Father’s recent visit to the United States. The Cardinal will discuss the impact of the Holy Father’s visit on the American Catholic Church, and the current and future influence of the visit’s theme, Christ Our Hope.

Joining Cardinal George at each of three presentation services that will include music and a special video highlighting the Holy Father’s visit, will be the auxiliary bishops, pastors and priests, as well as many Chicago Catholics who traveled to Washington, D.C. and New York City to participate in the historic Papal Masses in Nationals Park and Yankee Stadium.

During the evening services, the Cardinal will recount his own personal experiences surrounding the Holy Father’s visit and will provide an opportunity for dialog about the impact of the Pope’s U.S. trip on U.S. Catholics and how they can renew themselves in Christ’s Hope. Cardinal George’s schedule of presentations, Christ Our Hope: The Holy Father’s Apostolic Visit to the USA is as follows:

  • Sunday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
    St. Frances of Rome Parish (school auditorium)
    1401 South.Austin Boulevard, Cicero
  • Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
    St. Christopher Parish
    147th and Keeler Avenue, Midlothian
  • Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
    St. Thecla Parish (Falcon Hall)
    6725 West Devon Avenue, Chicago

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