Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of hydration issues and pain management, according to archdiocesan spokeswoman Susan Burritt.
In a brief statement Saturday, Burritt said the cardinal had requested the update about his health be released. "He asks for and is grateful for your continued prayers," she added.
No further information was available.
Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Daly of San Jose, Calif., to head the diocese of Spokane, Wash., and Conventual Franciscan Fr. John Stowe to be bishop of Lexington, Ky.
Daly, 54, has been an auxiliary of the San Jose diocese since 2011. Stowe is a vicar provincial for his community and rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio.
The appointments were announced Thursday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
A NCR investigation of websites and online publications found that roughly 52 percent of Latin-rite archdioceses and dioceses have begun to gather information in some capacity.
The Washington diocese and the law firm it sued for malpractice over the handling of a $48 million sex abuse settlement and bankruptcy plan have settled out of court.
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