AUDIO: Pope Benedict, Cardinal Pell, Vatican II 


February 4, 2023 | Crown and Crozier


2023 started on a sombre, bittersweet note, with the death of two heavyweights in the Church hierarchy: Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal George Pell.

In this episode, we seek to pay tribute to this pair of monumental figures who exerted enormous influence on the life of the Church, and who served the members of the Mystical Body of Christ for a combined total of 125 years in the priesthood.

We also discuss a topic that occupied a pre-eminent place in the ministries of both men – namely, what Vatican II was really all about and what authentic interpretation and implementation of the Council really looks like.

Listen here.


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