Death of Cardinal Francis George

January 16, 1937 - April 17, 2015
Chicago, Illinois | Age 78

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By RACHEL ZOLL and DON BABWIN, The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.

George, who retired as Chicago archbishop in the autumn 2014, a few months before announcing his treatment for kidney cancer had failed, died late Friday...

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