Rep. Lipinski Honors Cardinal George on 50th Anniversary as a Priest

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) today is recognizing Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George on the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with an official statement in the House of Representatives. The congressman on Wednesday joined more than 100 bishops from around the world and hundreds of members of the Chicago Archdiocese in congratulating Cardinal George as he celebrated this milestone with a Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.

“For almost 17 years Cardinal George has led his people in the Chicago Archdiocese with his unmatched intellect and warmth. At Mass yesterday, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, very aptly described George as ‘intelligent and articulate, courageous and curious, humble, zealous,’” Rep. Lipinski said in his statement. “Today I express my admiration for Cardinal George's devotion to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the entire community, and honor his lifetime of achievements.”

A copy of Rep. Lipinski’s complete statement in the House of Representatives is attached.

Lipinski George Statement (12/19/1303:26 PMET )