At funeral, Pell hailed for bearing ‘unjust condemnation’ with dignity and peace

The casket of Australian Cardinal George Pell is brought into St. Peter’s Basilica ahead of his funeral Mass on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (Credit: Elise Ann Allen/Crux.)ROME – At his Vatican funeral Saturday, the late Cardinal George Pell was praised for his “greatness of intellect and heart,” and, in an allusion to his conviction followed…

At funeral, Pell hailed for bearing ‘unjust condemnation’ with dignity and peace

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  1. I know little of Cardinal Pell except that which was reported in various media accounts. I cannot judge him. But I did see an interview with him shortly after his release from prison on a “Catholic” television station. If it was meant to show his humility it failed. To me, he was bitter, emboldened, overtly prideful. While some of that can be expected of one who truly believed he was imprisoned unjustly. But,still. There seemed no forgiveness of his accusers but only for those who helped him while imprisoned. So I struggle with the near-sainted adorning words for him at his passing. I pray for his soul.

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    1. I also pray for him. I have heard interviews where it was the opposite and he was very humble. Maybe it was human nature speaking and maybe he was bitter at the time. It would be easy to do so. We are all sinners. God bless brother and keep up the great work.

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