[Chicago] Cardinal Francis George, the sixth cardinal to lead Chicago’s 2.3 million Catholics, has died after years of battling cancer. He was 78.
A group of Chicago Catholic priests received a text message just after noon on Friday about Cardinal George’s passing. The Archdiocese has not confirmed.
“We’ve learned that Francis Cardinal George passed away today,” St. Giles Parish in Oak Park wrote in a post online. “As soon as details are available we will provide them. Please pray.”

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.