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George Pell

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George Pell is an Australian prelate of the Catholic Church and convicted sex offender. He was born on 8 June 1941 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Pell received his early education at Loreto Convent and at St. Patrick’s College, both in his native Ballarat. In 1960, he began his priestly studies at Corpus Christi College, then located at Werribee Victoria. In 1963 George Pell was selected to study in Rome at the prestigious Pontifical Urban College de Propaganda Fide, founded by Pope Urban VIII in 1627.

On 16 December 1966, George Pell was ordained a priest by Cardinal GrĂ©goire-Pierre Agagianian at St. Peter’s Basilica. He received a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Urbaniana University in 1967 and continued his studies at the University of Oxford where he earned a DPhil in church history in 1971 with a thesis entitled “The exercise of authority in early Christianity from about 170 to about 270”. During his studies at Oxford, he also served as a chaplain to Catholic students at Eton College, where he celebrated the first Roman Catholic Mass since the English Reformation.

In 1971, he returned to Australia and was assigned to serve as an assistant priest in Swan Hill, where he remained for two years. He then served at a parish in Ballarat East from 1973 to 1983. From 1985 to 1987, Pell served as seminary rector of his alma mater, Corpus Christi College, now located at Clayton, Victoria.

Fr George Pell was appointed an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne and Titular Bishop of Scala on 30 March 1987. He was named seventh Archbishop of Melbourne on 16 July 1996, receiving the pallium from Pope John Paul II on 29 June 1997. He was later appointed eighth Archbishop of Sydney on 26 March 2001 and again received the pallium from John Paul on 29 June 2001.

Archbishop George Pell was a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace from 1990 to 1995 and a member from 2002. From 1990 to 2000 he was a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In April 2002, John Paul II named him President of the Vox Clara commission to advise the Congregation for Divine Worship on English translations of liturgical texts. In December 2002 he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, having previously served as a consultor to the council. In October 2003 he was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Priest. On 22 September 2012, Pell was appointed a member of the Congregation for Bishops.

George Pell Age

He was born on 8 June 1941 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

George Pell Parents

He is the son of George Arthur Pell and Margaret Lillian Burke.

George Pell Education

Pell received his early education at Loreto Convent and at St. Patrick’s College, both in his native Ballarat. In 1960, he began his priestly studies at Corpus Christi College, then located at Werribee Victoria. In 1963 George Pell was selected to study in Rome at the prestigious Pontifical Urban College de Propaganda Fide, founded by Pope Urban VIII in 1627.

On 16 December 1966, he was ordained a priest by Cardinal GrĂ©goire-Pierre Agagianian at St. Peter’s Basilica. He received a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Urbaniana University in 1967 and continued his studies at the University of Oxford where he earned a DPhil in church history in 1971 with a thesis entitled “The exercise of authority in early Christianity from about 170 to about 270”. During his studies at Oxford, he also served as a chaplain to Catholic students at Eton College, where he celebrated the first Roman Catholic Mass since the English Reformation.

George Pell Net Worth

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George Pell High Profile Australian Convicted of Crime

In December 2018, George Pell was convicted of the sexual abuse of two boys in the 1990s, after a jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict. He is due to be sentenced in February 2019.

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