The Catholic University of America

April 17, 2015

University Mourns Passing of Cardinal George

  Cardinal George
  Cardinal George speaks at The American Cardinals Dinner in 2012. He hosted the fundraiser in Chicago for Catholic University scholarships.

The Catholic University of America is mourning the passing today of its distinguished alumnus and former longtime trustee Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., retired archbishop of Chicago.

University President John Garvey issued the following statement:

“We at The Catholic University of America were fortunate to have Cardinal George as a member of our Board of Trustees for more than 20 years, including during the entire time that he was cardinal archbishop of Chicago. I was honored to have the opportunity to publicly thank him for his wise counsel to me and for his long and devoted service to his alma mater at our December board meeting last year. He was a man who put his great intellectual gifts at the disposal of Jesus Christ and his Church and who candidly spoke the truth in season and out.”

Cardinal George received a Master of Arts degree from Catholic University in 1965.




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