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April 16, 2020

Cardinal Pell accuses Catholic Church of mishandling sex abuse allegations and called it a “Cancer” that haunts him

    Cardinal George Pell, who was released from prison last week after servicing minim time in prison for child sex abuse, said he is ashamed of the Catholic Church’s handling of child sex abuse scandals and compared it to ‘cutting out a cancer’.    Pell, 78, said the Church failed him and he was ashamed of he the Church dealt with the chid sex abuse scandal involving him  and other Priests. ‘Yes. There are two levels. One is the crimes itself and then the treating it so inadequately for so long,’ Cardinal Pell said. ‘It’s like cutting out a cancer. […]
April 8, 2020

Cardinal Pells squashed conviction spurs demand for change in the Legal system

An Australian Lawyer, a victim of sexual abuse herself, is spearheading calls for change after the High Court quashed Cardinal George Pell’s convictions of child sexual abuse on Tuesday. Ingrid Irwin, a lawyer for Survivors of sexual abuse, said changes need to be made to the justice system in order to provide victims with a voice in court.    The Ballarat lawyer said victims should be represented by a lawyer in criminal sexual assault cases and the test of proof should be lowered. “Some people thought this case was going to be the case of vicarious justice. But really what […]
April 7, 2020

High Court Overturns sex abuse conviction of High Ranking Catholic Official Cardinal Pell

Australia’s High Court unanimously overturned the conviction of Cardinal George Pell and he has been freed from prison. Pell had been convicted of five counts of historical child sex abuse. Yesterday,  Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, after a five-year legal battle, put an end to what began when a man in his 30s approached police and accused Cardinal Pell of sexually abusing him as a child in the mid-1990s. In the 90’s, Cardinal Pell was the Vatican Treasurer and the highest ranking Catholic official to ever be publicly accused of child sex offenses. Pell has continued to deny the charges and […]
April 4, 2020

Cardinal George Pell : court still reserves ruling on Church’s longest ongoing case

  Australia’s highest court will deliver its ruling next week on whether to overturn the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse. Cardinal George Pell is currently serving a six year jail sentence for abusing two boys in the 1990’s at the  Melbourne Cathedral. He is the most senior Catholic clergyman that is jailed, although he continues to maintain his innocence. Last month during hearings the defense team fought over the fairness of the evidence presented to the jury. Pell had once served as the Pope’s senior advisor and this case has been […]
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