Friday, Apr 17, 2015

The Catholic Conference of Illinois released the following statement on the death of Cardinal George. Click here for a PDF version.

April 17, 2015

Statement on Cardinal George’s death
from the staff of the Catholic Conference of Illinois

CHICAGO – The staff of the Catholic Conference of Illinois is greatly saddened by the news of the death of Cardinal George.  He served as chairman of the Catholic Conference from his installation as Archbishop of Chicago in May 1997 until his retirement In November 2014.

“I was very sorry to learn of Cardinal George’s death,” said Executive Director Robert Gilligan. “I had the great privilege of working with Cardinal George for over 15 years. He was one of the most holy and intelligent men I have ever met.  He was my boss, but also an important mentor, and I dare say, my friend. I will miss him greatly.”