As Chicago’s Roman Catholic leader continues treatment for cancer, he sat down with ABC7’s Alan Krashesky to discuss his health and future.
Almost a year after he turned 75 and submitted his mandatory letter of resignation to Pope Benedict, Francis Cardinal George says he is ready to retire.
“I’m looking forward to having another kind of life,” he said.
Cardinal George spoke openly about his desire to retire- but also about what he still wants to accomplish.
He appears to be tolerating chemotherapy well, but he is unsure if it is working.
Despite his health, he is adamant that Chicago will not be getting what’s called a co-adjutor archbishop- someone the pope would assign to help the cardinal run the Archdiocese.
“I haven’t asked for one and they haven’t suggested it. That’s not going to happen,” he said.