Cardinal George successor expected to be named late this fall
continue at the Chicago Tribune
George, who is battling cancer for the third time, confirmed in April that he had urged Vigano to launch the search, shortly after his doctors advised George not to travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
“It’s just not fair to the archdiocese to have someone who may not be able to do the job the way it should be done,” George said at the time.
The fall timetable presented by the archdiocese could make George the first archbishop to meet his successor. All previous Chicago archbishops have died before the age of 75, when they and other bishops must submit a mandatory letter of resignation. George took that step on his 75th birthday, Jan. 16, 2012. Even then, he said, it would be several years before the next in line would be named.
It's anybody's guess. Anyone have thoughts on who would be named? I once upon a time dreamed of Bp. Joseph Perry, Chicago auxiliary but I think that time has passed.