Credit: Catholic New World
Faithful praying for cardinal as he faces cancer again
Catholic New World
By Joyce Duriga, Editor, August 26, 2012
For the second time in his 75 years, Cardinal George is facing the cross of cancer. On Aug. 17, the Archdiocese of Chicago released a statement announcing that two days earlier, on the solemnity of the Assumption, Cardinal George underwent a procedure at Loyola Medical Center where cancerous cells were discovered.
“Today he met with his doctors who reviewed with him test results which showed there were cancerous cells in the kidney and in a nodule, which was removed from the liver,” the statement said. “His doctors will work with the cardinal to plan a course of treatment,” the statement said.
The statement also said that he would rest at home that weekend and be on retreat at Mundelein Seminary with bishops from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana Aug. 19-22.
The archdiocese released an update on the cardinal’s condition on Aug. 20 saying he would continue with testing that week and carry out his scheduled commitments.
“After the cardinal meets with his doctors regarding a plan for a course of treatment, further information about his upcoming public schedule will be announced,” the statement said. “Until further information is available, Cardinal George has asked for continued prayers for all affected by cancer and the doctors and medical staff that work with patients and their families, as well as for himself.”
The archdiocese will continue to provide updates at www.archchicago.org.