Loyola University Medical Center

Cardinal George Released From Loyola Hospital

The cardinal was released from the hospital after being admitted last week

Cardinal Francis George was released from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and returned to his residence Saturday.

The 78-year-old cardinal was admitted to the hospital Sunday, the Archdiocese of Chicago confirmed Tuesday morning. As of 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the cardinal was home and resting, his spokesperson said.

The cardinal in December stopped taking part in a clinical trial of a new drug that aimed to improve his immune system in his ongoing battle against cancer.

Doctors describe the cancer in George’s liver and a kidney discovered in August 2012 as “very painful.”

George stepped down as the leader of Chicago’s more than 2 million Roman Catholics in November. Blase Cupich became Chicago’s archbishop.

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