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What Cardinal Pell Meant: A Personal Reflection

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

6:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

Catholic Information Center

1501 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States


With the unexpected death of Cardinal George Pell on January 10, 2023, the Church lost a champion of orthodoxy and one of this century’s great examples of Christian witness. Pell led a storied ecclesiastical career, serving as Archbishop of Sydney from 2001 to 2014 and as inaugural Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy from 2014 to 2019. But it was in his final years that the cardinal faced perhaps his greatest trial—a false conviction, followed by 404 days of imprisonment, before his eventual acquittal by Australia’s highest court.

Join us as George Weigel, who was in Rome with Pell during the cardinal’s final week, reflects on the moral courage of his dear friend.

Co-sponsored with the Thomas More Society of America

About the Speaker

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.

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