CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George's plans to travel to Rome for the canonization of two former popes have been canceled, according to the Chicago Archdiocese. The Cardinal has resumed chemotherapy.
Confirmation of George's treatment came Tuesday afternoon when the Archdiocese stated that George "has resumed his chemotherapy that had been delayed due to an infection he incurred in late March."
George has decided to stay in Chicago and not travel to Rome as planned. The Cardinal was scheduled to attend the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXII April 27. The former pope appointed George and later elevated him to Cardinal.
George intends to maintain his scheduled participation in Holy Week services and Easter Sunday Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, according to the Archdiocese.