Statement re. Cardinal George

April 17, 2015

It was with great sadness that I learned today of the death of Francis Cardinal George. He will be remembered for his courageous leadership and clarity of teaching. For many of us who knew him personally, he will also be remembered as a great friend, pastor, mentor and servant. The gift of his astute mind was matched only by the generosity of his heart. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The world has been creased forever by the life and ministry of this great priest.