Cardinal Pell: Wiki, Age, Bio, Trial, News, Death, Books, Net Worth

Cardinal Pell: Wiki, Age, Bio, Trial, News, Death, Books, Net Worth, George Pell, George Pell Net Worth, family: Cardinal George Pell was a popular Cardinal of the Catholic Church in Australia. Born and brought up in Ballarat, Victoria, Pell is an Australian rules football player. A few years back, he was convicted of Child Sexual abuse but was later acquitted by the High Court of Australia. On January 10, 2023, Cardinal took his last breath at a hospital in Rome.

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Cardinal George Pell Early Life and Family

Cardinal George Pell was born to George Arthur and Margaret Lillian Pell (nee Burke)on June 8, 1941, in Ballarat, Victoria. His father was an Anglican while his mother belonged to the Irish Catholic race.

He has two siblings, David Pell, his brother, and Margaret Pell, his sister. He has spent most of his childhood at his birthplace. During that time, he has also undergone 24 operations to get an abscess in his throat removed.

Cardinal Pell Education

He completed his schooling in Ballarat at Loreto Convent and St. Patrick’s College. He started playing Australian rules football at St. Patrick from 1956 to 1959 as a ruckman. Then he joined Richmond Football Club and played for them in the highest level senior Australian rules football league, VFL reserves.

After some time, Pell’s recognized his interest in the priesthood. He also began his studies of priesthood in 1960 at Corpus Chisti College. In 1967, he received his Licentiate of Sacred Theology degree from Pontifical Urban University.

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Four years later, in 1971, he earned his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Church history from Oxford University. He wrote a thesis titled “The exercise of authority in early Christianity from 170 to about 270” for the same. He also earned a Master of Education degree from Monash university in 1982.

Cardinal George Pell Ecclesiastical Career

Early Career

In 1966, Cardinal Gregorio Pietro Agagianian ordained George Pell as a priest of St. Peter’s Basilica. During his days at Oxford University, he was also a Chaplain to Catholic students at Eton College. After his return to Australia in 1971, he served as an assistant priest in Swan Hill. From 1973 to 1983, he was a Parish a Ballarat East. Next year, he became the administrator of the Parish of Bugaree.

Besides serving at the  Ballarat East and Bungaree, he also served as Episcopal Vicar for education from 1973 to 1984, as director of the Institute of Catholic Education, Aquinas campus from 1974 to 1984, and as principal of the Institute of Catholic Education from 1981 to 1984. From 1979 to 1984, he was also the editor of ‘Light’. It was the newspaper of the Diocese of Ballarat.

His appointment as the auxiliary bishop of Melbourne and titular Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scala was done in March 1987. In May of the same year, he received his episcopal consecration. From 1987 to 1996, Pell was the Bishop for the Southern  Region of Melbourne and a parish priest in Mentone.

In July 1996, he became the 7th Archibishop of Melbourne and received the Pallium in 1997 from Pope John Paul II. Then in 2001, he became the 8th Archibishop of Sydney and received the Pallium from Pope John Paul II.

Appointment as Cardinal Priest and Afterwards

For five years, from 1990 to 1995, he was a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. From 2002, he served as a member of the same. After serving in different positions in various departments and Churches, he was appointed as the Cardinal Priest of  Santa Maria Domenica Mazzarello church by the Pope.

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Being in one of the most respected positions in the country, Pell has strongly put forward his opinions on issues like remarriage, LGBTQ, the Ordination of women, priestly celibacy, Islam, etc.

In addition to being a cardinal priest, he has also served as a visitor of ST. John’s College and as a patron of Oxford University Newman Society. He has also written columns regularly for The Sunday Telegraph newspaper of Sydney. Also, he has made his contribution to writing articles for Australian media.

Cardinal Pell Sexual Abuse Case

In December 2018, Cardinal George Pell was accused of sexually abusing two boys at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the 1990s. Initially, he was convicted of the charges and was sentenced to prison for six years. After being imprisoned for 13 months, all the charges against him were quashed by the High Court of Australia and he was acquitted in April 2020.

Cardinal George Pell Books and Writings

Pell has been a regular contributor to religious and secular magazines, newspapers, and journals. Some of his publications include ‘The Sister of St. Joseph in Swan Hill’, ‘Catholicism in Australia’, ‘Prison Journal (Vol. I, II and III)’, and ‘God and Caesar’.

Cardinal Pell Death

Pell was a heart patient since 2010. In 2015, he was asked to prevent himself from air travel by his doctors due to his serious heart condition. But in 2016, he was declared healthy enough to undertake air travel. He underwent knee surgery in late 2018. In January 2023, he died of cardiac arrest after hip surgery in the Salvator Mundi hospital in Rome.

Here is the full bio/wiki of Cardinal Pell his family,  mother, father, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, wife, spouse, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, school, net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Books, Beliefs, and more.

Cardinal George Pell Information Table

Name George Pell
Known as Cardinal Pell
Gender Male
Profession Cardinal Priest
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 193cm

meters – 1.93m

feet inches – 6ft 4in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – Not Known

in pounds – Not Known

Figure Measurements Not known
Eye Colour Not Known
Hair Colour Not Known
Date of Birth June 8, 1941
Age (as of 2022) 81
Birth Place Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Gemini
Nationality Australian
Hometown Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
School Loreto Convent

St. Patrick’s College

College/University Corpus Christi College

University of Oxford

Educational Qualification Ph.D. in Church History
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Caste Not Applicable
Address Rome
Hobbies/Interests Not Available
Marital Status Not Known
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Not Known
Parents Father: George Arthur

Mother: Margaret Lillian (nee Burke)

Siblings  2

Brother: David Pell

Sister: Margaret Pell

Husband/Wife/Spouse Not Known
Children Not Known
Net Worth $5 million

George Pell Social Media Accounts

George Pell has no social media accounts.

Some lesser Known Facts about George Pell

  • Pell was the editor of a newspaper called ‘Light’.
  • He used to play Australian rules football during his young years.
  • He was convicted of sexual abuse charges.
  • He has done a Doctorate of Philosophy in Church history from Oxford University.
  • Before becoming the Cardinal, Pell served as a Bishop for many years.


1. Where is George Pell now?

George Pell was living in Rome before he died on January 10, 2023.

2. Who is Cardinal George Pell?

He was a Catholic Church Cardinal in Australia.

3. How old is Cardinal George?

George Pell was 81 years old at the time of his death.

4. How tall is Cardinal George Pell?

Pell is 6 feet and 4 inches tall.

5. Does Cardinal Pell have any siblings?

He has one brother, Margaret Pell.

6. What were the charges against Pell?

Pell was convicted on the charges of child sexual abuse.

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