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Chicago's Retired Cardinal Francis George Admitted To Hospital

03/03/2015 12:26 pm ET | Updated Mar 03, 2015
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago.

The Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday morning that George was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center on Sunday. Archdiocese officials say he'll stay there several days while tests are done. The statement didn't say what prompted George to be admitted to the hospital.

George said in January that doctors have run out of options for his cancer treatment and he was focusing on quality of life rather than a cure. He stopped receiving an experimental drug treatment in December because it wasn't working.

George stepped down as leader of Chicago's more than 2 million Roman Catholics in November. Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) became Chicago's archbishop.

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