Cardinal George re-admitted to hospital

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Francis Cardinal George has been re-admitted to Loyola University Medical Center Saturday for hydration issues and pain management, but the archdiocese said it was a planned hospital visit, not an emergency trip.

Earlier this month Cardinal George spent nearly a week in the hospital for testing after he had trouble walking.

It was revealed earlier this week that the cardinal will not attend Easter services at Holy Name Cathedral because of his health. A year ago at this time the cancer had returned to his kidney and recently he said that cancer was not responding to normal treatment.

"He's lucid, he's very positive and above all, he's really grateful for the prayers of the people who belong to the church and all the people of Chicago," said Monsignor Dan Mayall, Holy Name Cathedral.

He was initially diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006, and in 2012 the disease spread to his kidney and liver.

The cardinal retired in November and has said he is leaving his fate in God's hands.

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