- Cardinal George Pell has died in Vatican City at the age of 81.
- Cardinal Pell was convicted of child molestation in 2018 while he was Archbishop of Melbourne.
- His conviction was overturned after being appealed by the High Court in 2020.
Cardinal Pell, Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic ever, was the Vatican’s finance minister until 2017, when he resigned to stand trial on child abuse charges in Australia.
“Like all those who die, we remember the words of Scripture – praying for the dead is a sacred and wholesome idea.”
Cardinal George Pell has died at the age of 81. sauce: AAP / Gregorio Borgia
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https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/cardinal-george-pell-dies-aged-81-after-hip-surgery-complications/q0uzfftm3 Cardinal George Pell dies at 81 in Vatican City