[CUA Office of Public Affairs]

Cardinal George to Address
Catholic University's Graduates

May 6, 1998

c.gif (1084 bytes)ardinal Francis E. George, archbishop of Chicago and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America, will address the graduates at the university's 109th commencement to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 16.

The ceremony will take place on the university's mall and the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, adjoining Catholic University's campus.

Cardinal George, who was elevated to the College of Cardinals in February, earned a master's degree in philosophy at Catholic University in 1965. He also is a member of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference.

Three honorary degrees will be bestowed. The recipients are:

Some 1,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees will be awarded. More than 10,000 guests are expected to attend the colorful outdoor ceremony.

Catholic University is a one-of-a-kind academic center: the national university of the Catholic Church, the only one established by the U.S. bishops, and located in the nation's capital. Established in 1887, the university is private and coeducational with 10 schools: religious studies, philosophy, law, arts and sciences, engineering, social service, nursing, music, library and information science, and architecture and planning. Metropolitan College provides degree programs for nontraditional students.


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