Cardinal George Pell Sings Silent Night at Vatican Prior to Death – Listen to the Video!

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This is so moving!

Australian Cardinal George Pell passed away on Jan. 10 in Rome, Italy at age 81. His death prompted tributes to the late cardinal on social media.

Instagram user Jacob Stein published a video of Cardinal Pell singing ‘Stille Nacht’ (Silent Night) with seminarians, religious sisters, priests, and laity at the Vatican.

“Cardinal Pell requested we sing Silent…so we all sang it in English,” Stein writes in his Instagram reel.

The late cardinal then requests the group sing in German.

“You can hear the cardinal in the background with the timbre of his baritone voice,” Stein adds.

Click the photo below to listen:

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Here’s how some users reacted:

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One user said, “May his soul rest in the peace of God.”

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Another user said, “This is beautiful.”

Eternal Rest, grant unto Cardinal George Pell, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen. 🙏

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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter.

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