It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Cardinal George Pell. He was 81. His private secretary, Fr. Joseph Hamilton said that His Eminence died in Rome on Tuesday night.

His Eminence was ordained priest on the 16 December 1966, Consecrated Bishop on the 21 May 1987 and created a Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church on the 21st October 2003 Saint John Paul II.

Cardinal Pell was a previous visitor to the Institute Motherhouse at Gricigliano in March 2021 when he took part in the liturgies for the Annuntiation.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
May his soul
and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.