Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been released from a hospital after being treated for pain and dehydration.

George left the hospital about a week after going in. He stopped treatment for kidney cancer several months ago.

The Archdiocese of Chicago said Friday that the causes for George's six-day stay at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood were "successfully addressed and he is feeling much better."

The statement provided no other details on his condition.

George said in January that doctors had run out of options for his cancer treatment and he is focusing on quality of life rather than a cure.

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.