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Cardinal George has cancelled his trip to Rome originally scheduled for October. Last August, the Archdiocese announced that the cardinal had been diagnosed with cancer.
CHICAGO, IL (Catholic Online) - The Cardinal appears to have cancer in his kidneys and liver. However, he has fought back cancer before, beating bladder cancer six years ago.
The Archdiocese says the Cardinal is still attending many local events and that he believes strongly in the power of prayer.
The Cardinal remains strong and capable, and intends to continue working as long as his doctors and health permit.
As always, prayers for the Cardinal's swift recovery are welcome.
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General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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