Chicago Cardinal Successor To Be Chosen in Fall

Archbishop has started the consulting process

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    The Chicago Archdiocese says the successor will be chose in the fall. NBC 5’s Christian Farr reports. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    The Archdiocese of Chicago says a successor to ailing Cardinal Francis George should be chosen this fall.

    The archdiocese put out a statement Thursday. It says that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Papal Nuncio to the United States, has informed George that he has started the consulting process to identify the cardinal's successor.

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    The archdiocese says the process is expected to be completed in late fall.

    The 77-year-old George has recently undergone chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer near his right kidney. He was hospitalized earlier this year and his doctors advised him to skip a trip to Rome last month for the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

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    George is the spiritual leader of the Chicago area's more than 2 million Roman Catholics.

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