Statement on the Passing of Francis Cardinal George

April 17, 2015
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ST. LOUIS — Archbishop Robert J. Carlson released the following statement upon the death of Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago:

Cardinal George was a passionate follower of Our Lord and truly one of the great shepherds in recent memory. Catholics across the country will miss His Eminence’s leadership and guidance.

I ask that the faithful of the Archdiocese of St. Louis join me in praying for the repose of the soul of Cardinal George. Archbishop Blase Cupich and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Chicago will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.