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‘People’s priest’ Fr Bob farewelled at state funeral

The state funeral of Melbourne priest and social justice campaigner Fr Bob Maguire was held in Melbourne on Friday. Source:

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Australia farewells Cardinal Pell, ‘a lion of the Church’

Cardinal George Pell’s funeral in Sydney yesterday was at times solemn, reverent, defiant and sorrowful, mixed with wry Australian humour, and attended by mourners from all walks of life. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Police petition to ban protest at Cardinal Pell’s funeral

New South Wales police are seeking a court order to block a protest outside Cardinal George Pell’s funeral tomorrow because of “safety concerns”. Source: The Australian.


Requiem Mass for Cardinal Pell to be held at St Mary’s Cathedral

A Pontifical Requiem Mass for Cardinal George Pell will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, February 2, before a private burial in the cathedral’s crypt, the Archdiocese of Sydney has announced.


Cardinal Pell farewelled in Vatican funeral

Cardinal George Pell, who died in Rome last week of a cardiac arrest following hip surgery, has been remembered as “a man of God and a man of the Church” during his funeral Mass at St Peter’s Basilica. Source: CNS.

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Funeral Mass of Benedict XVI to be held Thursday

The funeral Mass of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will take place in St Peter’s Square on Thursday, January 5 at 9.30am (7.30pm AEDT), the Vatican has announced. Source: CNA.