Cardinal George to speak at USF
March 15, 2012 7:56AM
Cardinal Francis George
Updated: April 17, 2012 8:11AM
JOLIET — The University of St. Francis Department of Theology will welcome Cardinal Francis George to campus as part of its spring lecture series.
The cardinal will speak at 7 p.m. March 29 in San Damiano Hall, Donovan Hall/USF Motherhouse.
His talk, “The Intellectual and Personal Legacy of Pope John Paul II,” is open to the public. For more information, call 815-740-3687.
Installed in May 1997, George is the first Chicago native to become archbishop of Chicago.
The Northwest Side native, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is the sixth cardinal to lead the Chicago Archdiocese’s 2.3 million Catholics.
He has assumed a prominent position among U.S. cardinals, serving as the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2007 to 2010.