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GEORGE OMI, Francis Eugene Cardinal (1937-2015)

Price: $25.00


American cardinal and archbishop of Chicago.

SP – Color litho print card issued on the occasion of his promotion to the College of Cardinals.  Measure 3.5”x5. Signed on the reverse of his image.

Eighth Archbishop of Chicago (1997–2014); previously served as Bishop of Yakima, WA (1990–1996) and Archbishop of Portland, OR (1996–1997).

A member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, George was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 1998. He served as president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2007 to 2010.

In September 2014, Pope Francis accepted George’s resignation and appointed Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Washington, to succeed him as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. In this unusual circumstance, George was permitted to remain as the incumbent archbishop until Cupich was installed to succeed him on November 18, 2014. George was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2006 but succumbed to the disease in 2015.

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