Category Archives: Cardinal Pell

“George Pell’s appeal against his child sex abuse convictions will be decided by a court next week” & related article

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ABC News (Australian Broadcasting) 15 August 2019 By Emma Younger Photo: George Pell is serving a six-year jail term for sexually abusing two boys in the 1990s. (AAP: Julian Smith) Cardinal George Pell could be released from custody next week … Continue reading

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George Pell appeal: prosecutor struggles to answer judges’ questions

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Christopher Boyce accidentally says victim’s name, which is suppressed, during Thursday’s hearing The Guardian Thu 6 Jun 2019 07.37 BST Last modified on Thu 6 Jun 2019 09.14 BST Melissa Davey @MelissaLDavey Cardinal George Pell arrives at court for his appeal hearing. … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking

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The Cardinal Pell appeal continues.   Here is the link to access the live stream coverage of the Pell appeal This is painful to watch.  Painful.  Unfortunately  I think perhaps the lawyer for the Crown has a speech impediment of some … Continue reading

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“Sydney archdiocese runs ads seeking donations for Cardinal George Pell’s legal fees” & elated articles

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Lawyer for abuse victims questions appropriateness of ads in archdiocese’s Catholic Weekly The Guardian Tue 8 May 2018 19.00 BST Last modified on Tue 8 May 2018 19.02 BST Melissa Davey The Catholic Weekly has been running ads for the fund to … Continue reading

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Parsed and disected

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For those in Ontario and other areas on Eastern Daylight Time, day two of the Cardinal Pell appeal of his sex abuse conviction will continue this evening at 7:30 pm. Yesterday’s time was taken by Brett Walker SC, an “appeals … Continue reading

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“Crown expected to mount tough fight against George Pell appeal” & related articles

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 The New Daily      (Australia) 10:18pm, Jun 5, 2019 Lucie Morris-Marr Pell has been held in solitary confinement since his sentencing in March. Photo: AAP Crown prosecutors will launch a tough fightback against Cardinal George Pell’s legal bid for freedom when … Continue reading

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All you need to know about George Pell’s appeal

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The Canberra Times0 4 June 2019 Jolyon Attwooll At the Melbourne County Court in December last year, Cardinal George Pell was found guilty of the historical child sexual abuse of two teenage altar boys while he was Archbishop of Melbourne … Continue reading

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Pell conviction appeal to be live streamed

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The Canberra Times 30 May 2019 Cardinal George Pell was found guilty of child sexual abuse after a trial in Melbourne. Pedophile cardinal George Pell will return to court next week to appeal his conviction in a hearing that will … Continue reading

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“George Pell media contempt case could have ‘chilling effect’ on open justice, court hears” & related articles

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ABC News 16 April 2019    Updated Mon at 12:59am By court reporter Emma Younger Photo: Headlines published about the outcome of George Pell’s first trial which did not name him. (ABC News) Related Story: Ray Hadley, Deborah Knight among 36 … Continue reading

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What Do the Church’s Victims Deserve?

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The Catholic Church is turning to outside arbiters to reckon with its history of sexual abuse. But skeptics argue that its legacy of evasion continues. The New Yorker 08 April 2019    5:00 A.M.  (15 April edition) By Paul Elie Some … Continue reading

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