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Cardinal George faces new bout with cancer

August 20, 2012

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has disclosed that he has been diagnosed with cancer in his kidney and liver.

The cardinal’s medical prognosis is uncertain. He is likely to undergo further testing, followed by cancer treatment. This is the 2nd bout with cancer for Cardinal George, who had major surgery in 2006 for bladder cancer. He was pronounced cancer-free after his course of treatment 6 years ago.

Cardinal George, who has led the Chicago archdiocese since 1997, submitted his resignation early this year after celebrating his 75th birthday. But there has been no indication that Pope Benedict intended to accept that resignation soon.


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