Cardinal George visits sick children

December 25, 2008 6:11:45 PM PST
Cardinal Francis George spent part of the holiday giving blessings to sick children.Chicago's Roman Catholic leader visited patients at Children's Memorial Hospital.

The cardinal says he brings a message of God's presence to the kids who are hospitalized on the holiday.

"Kids who are here in the hospital are really very sick or the hospital would see to it that they be able to be home. So this is just a question of being here for not only the children, but their caregivers, the nurses, and also especially the parents," said Cardinal George.

Cardinal George also celebrated Christmas Mass on Thursday with inmates at the Cook County Jail.