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Cardinal George marks golden jubilee

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Cardinal George marked his golden jubilee with a special mass at Holy Name Cathedral Sunday.

Cardinal George marked his golden jubilee with a special mass at Holy Name Cathedral Sunday.

Cardinal George marked his golden jubilee with a special mass at Holy Name Cathedral Sunday.

It was 50 years ago this week that the cardinal was ordained a priest.

The ordination happened at his home parish of St. Pascal's on the Northwest Side.

It's now been nearly 17 years since the cardinal has led one of the largest concentrations of Catholics in the nation.

He says no one at the Vatican has so far suggested that he retire.

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