Australian Cardinal George Pell has died at the age of 81.
Age and Sydney Morning Herald confirmed the news from multiple sources Wednesday morning after reports of the cardinal’s death surfaced in multiple Catholic media outlets.
Pell is believed to have died of complications from a hip replacement.
Vatican correspondent Colm Flynn was among the first to report the death online.
“I have just spoken to his family and can confirm the sad news of the death of Cardinal George Pell at the age of 81,” EWTN News Vatican tweeted. “Rest in peace”.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/cardinal-george-pell-dies-at-the-age-of-81-reports-20230111-p5cbqk.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national George Pell dies at the age of 81