Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Melbourne’

Melbourne Archdiocese wants to be excused from civil damage charges

Monday, August 8th, 2022
Pell civil case

The Archdiocese of Melbourne indicated it wants to rely on the “Ellis defence” to be excused from a civil damages case involving Cardinal George Pell. The Ellis defence emerged from a 2007 NSW Court of Appeal judgement that prevented an abuse survivor from suing the Church because it was not a legal entity. Survivors have Read more

Context to the latest George Pell case

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The civil proceedings against Cardinal George Pell are for the same allegations of which he was acquitted by the High Court; “They’re going to hunt him down until he dies.” That was the response of someone close to me upon reading the news that Cardinal George Pell is now the subject of civil proceedings in Read more