I was able to maintain my administrative schedule well during that first round, although my public schedule was sometimes curtailed because of lowered immunity. As I prepare for this next round of chemo, I ask for your prayers, which have always sustained me, and for your understanding if I cannot always fulfill the schedule already set for the next several months. While I am not experiencing symptoms of cancer at this time, this is a difficult form of the disease, and it will most probably eventually be the cause of my death. Chemo is designed to shrink the tumor, prevent symptoms and prolong life.Conscious that such an announcement will likely fuel questions about his resignation, the 77 year old Cardinal wrote, "The only certainty is that no one knows when that will be, except perhaps the Holy Father, and he hasn’t told me. As required by the Code of Canon Law, I submitted my resignation two years ago and was told to wait until I heard from the pope. The consultation the pope makes through the Apostolic Nuncio takes a good number of months, and it hasn’t formally started yet."
07 March 2014
Cancer has returned to Cardinal George
In the charity of your prayers please remember His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, whose urothelial cancer has returned. Writing in the Catholic New World, Cardinal George said: