Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal George Pell’

My time in prison – George Cardinal Pell Comments 0

Monday, July 13th, 2020
George Pell from prison

There is a lot of goodness in prison. At times, I am sure, prisons may be hell on earth. I was fortunate to be kept safe and treated well. I was impressed by the professionalism of the warders, the faith of the prisoners, and the existence of a moral sense even in the darkest places. Read more

Victorian politician calls for inquiry into investigation of Cardinal Pell Comments 0

Monday, June 29th, 2020

A member of the Parliament of Victoria has urged that there be an inquiry into the treatment of Cardinal George Pell by the state’s police and judiciary, months after Australia’s High Court unanimously overturned his conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse. Bernie Finn, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council from the Liberal Read more

Publisher seeks donations ahead of George Pell prison diary release Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Cardinal George Pell is set to publish his prison diary musing on life in solitary confinement, the Catholic Church, politics and sports. Catholic publisher Ignatius Press says the first instalment of the 1000-page diary would likely be published in 2021. Ignatius’ editor the Rev Joseph Fessio sent a letter to email subscribers asking for donations, Read more

Christian faith helped jailed cardinal survive prison Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Cardinal George Pell says his Christian faith helped him survive prison, and offered advice on how to overcome grief and stressful situations. Pell spoke to an online silent retreat hosted by the Australian Catholic Students’ Association about suffering and the tools one can use to remain steadfast in faith through hard times. Pell says his Read more

Australian publishers and journos face trial over Pell reporting Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Many Australian publishers and journalists will be tried in November for breaking court suppression orders about Cardinal George Pell, when he was convicted of child sex abuse in December 2018. Prosecutors in the state of Victoria say 19 journalists and 21 publications aided and abetted contempt of court by overseas media and breached the trial Read more

Pell knew of recidivist sex offender Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Cardinal George Pell has expressed surprise at some of the views about his actions after being severely criticised by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Pell says the Commission’s views “are not supported by the evidence”. The Commission’s findings were made public in 2017. However, a court redacted the report Read more

Cardinal Pell’s release stokes concerns about Australia’s plenary council Comments 0

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Cardinal Pell’s release has a number of influential Catholic figures across Australia expressing concern that the divisive atmosphere stoked by the recent quashing of Pell’s sexual abuse convictions could frustrate hopes for an upcoming once-in-a-generation assembly of the nation’s church. The assembly, a plenary council in preparation for two years and involving the direct input Read more

Victorian Attorney-General keen to release Pell’s evidence to Royal Commission Comments 0

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Victoria’s Attorney-General, Jill Hennessy, says there are no legal impediments to the release of unredacted portions of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews says he thinks it’s “very important that those documents be released and that those victims know and understand exactly what was Read more

Even in ‘respectable’ countries, the justice system can be corrupted Comments 0

Monday, April 20th, 2020
justice system

One of the strange constants of the tumultuous persecution/prosecution of Cardinal George Pell was that, no matter the latest fantastical development, the Holy See Press Office would always express its “utmost respect” for the Australian justice system. At first, this seemed like the routine lies that press offices tell. During the recent visit of the Read more

Cardinal Pell faces new child sex abuse allegation Comments 0

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Police are investigating a new child sex abuse allegation levelled at Australian cardinal, George Pell. The new allegation relates to an incident in the 1970s, when Pell was a priest in Ballarat, Victoria. At a Victoria police media conference on Tuesday this week, deputy commissioner Shane Patton was asked for his response to allegations police Read more