Pell to head bishops’ congregation? Admin Thursday, May 6, 2010 The scuttlebutt in several quarters is that Australia’s Cardinal George Pell is about to be named head of the Vatican’s Congregation of Bishops. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.