STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF CARDINAL FRANCIS E. GEORGE, OMI, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF CHICAGO
Cardinal George was a friend and a strong Church leader. I will miss him.
He was a good priest and a good bishop, a man of prayer and a scholar. I admired him as an apostle of the new evangelization, and especially his commitment to bringing American culture to a new encounter with the beauty and truth of Catholic teaching.
On behalf of the family of God here in Los Angeles, I extend my condolences to Cardinal George’s family and friends and to all the faithful in the Archdiocese of Chicago. We thank God for the gift of his ministry and we offer our prayers for the repose of his soul. May God grant him peace.