Church Agrees To Find Successor For Chicago Cardinal George

Apr 11, 2014

Cardinal George
Credit Chicago Archdiocese

Chicago's archbishop says the Roman Catholic Church has told him it will begin searching for his successor because of his ``uncertain'' health as
he undergoes chemotherapy.
 Cardinal Francis George spoke Friday about upcoming canonizations of two popes
and his health, almost a month after being hospitalized for flu-like symptoms and dehydration.
He says lengthy, formal process has not begun, but will start soon.
The 77-year-old spiritual leader of Chicago's more than 2 million Catholics said he'd like to meet his successor.
He'd hoped to travel to the Vatican later this month, but says: ``I don't want
to do something dangerous.''
Treatment of the cancer near his right kidney has resumed after being
interrupted during his recent hospitalization.
George survived bladder cancer eight years ago and was diagnosed again in 2012.