Pope Francis sends a telegram of condolences upon the death of Cardinal George Pell who, he says “unwaveringly followed his Lord with perseverance even in the hour of trial”.
Pope Francis has recalled the late Cardinal George Pell’s “consistent and committed witness, his dedication to the Gospel and to the Church, and particularly his diligent cooperation with the Holy See in its recent economic reform, for which he laid the foundations with determination and wisdom.”
The Pope’s words came in a telegram of condolences addressed to Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, Dean of the College of Cardinals, for the death of Cardinal Pell 81 in Rome on Tuesday evening, aged 81, following cardiac complications after undergoing hip surgery.
May the Soul of the deceased rest in peace. END