Statement from DePaul University president on the death of Francis Cardinal George

Francis Cardinal George
Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, 1937-2015. (Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Chicago/Ebert Studio)
CHICAGO — Statement on the occasion of the death of His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., eighth archbishop of Chicago, from the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University.

“The DePaul University community is saddened by the death of Cardinal George. Whether it was because he was a former university professor or that he had taken courses in DePaul’s music school in the 1960s, the cardinal always seemed relaxed and at home with our students. He rarely refused an invitation to say mass for them, lecture in classes or speak at major conferences. His presence to our students meant a great deal to them over the years, and we will always be grateful to him for it. May the Lord bless him abundantly.”


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