Hun­dreds at­tend cardinal’s fu­neral

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

Top elected of­fi­cials, clergy mem­bers and area Catholics said fi­nal good­byes to the late Cardinal Fran­cis Ge­orge dur­ing a packed fu­neral Mass for the Chicago leader, who was re­mem­bered as a vig­or­ous de­fender of Ro­man Catholic or­tho­doxy.

Illi­nois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were among about 1,200 peo­ple at­tend­ing ser­vices at the city’s Holy Name Cathe­dral.

Ge­orge, a Chicago na­tive, died of can­cer at age 78.

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