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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:37 pm Reply with quote
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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/06/4444-victims-extent-of-abuse-in-catholic-church-in-australia-revealed

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:09 pm Reply with quote
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Actually, it is sick!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:32 pm Reply with quote
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these people above all others should be above this. I think they should be publicly drawn and quartered.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:16 pm Reply with quote
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You have to give credit to those running the Royal Commission.

I bet it has been a long and hard road and those involved would not have come to this point willingly.

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I'm with Wayne. We can't accept any excuses or have any tolerance for this.

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The waves have hit the shore today with police issuing charges against Mr Pell. He claims he will return to answer them if his health allows. We will see.

http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/george-pell-summonsed-on-sex-allegations/news-story/66c6be9e9eb0ae68e572940970c5c61b

As an interesting aside to this some data has been released from the latest senses results.

It found that on the question of Religion more people reported themselves to be " non religious " just over 30% than reported to be " Catholic "

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2017/06/27/fastest-growing-religion-australia-has-been-revealed

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To his credit he did come back.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/cardinal-george-pell-due-back-in-court-on-historical-sex-offence-charges-20171005-gyvds0.html

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Pell's committal hearing starts today.

Tis expected to last for 4 weeks.

There will be a media feeding frenzy.

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The decision is in and the Magistrate has found that Mr Pell does have a case to answer and there is sufficient evidence to support a case.

Mr Pell will now have to front the county court, that will happen today, where a trial date will be set.

This has only just started and there is a lot of steam left in this story.
Whichever way it goes history is being made here.

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Please Steve-if you hear more let us know.

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Looks like there may be 2 trials now.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/george-pell-set-to-face-two-trials-over-historical-assault-allegations-20180502-p4zct9.html

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They finally got this one.

http://thebigsmoke.com.au/2018/07/31/archbishop-philip-wilson-finally-steps-down-justice-served/

I see there is allegations of a rock spider in your neck of the woods.

Perhaps they need to have a bit of a deeper look at why this has happened.

Perhaps that celibacy thing was not such a good idea.

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It appears that Mr Pell has had his day in court and was found guilty.

The Judge was mindful of the high profile so put a suppression order on the whole thing until the day of the sentencing hearing.

That order was lifted yesterday and the hearing starts today.

Mr Pell has of course appealed but that process will take time just like it would for anyone else.

Depending what happens today Mr Pell could very shortly be looking at the world through Bars.

Representatives from the Church have stated that no action will be taken by it until the appeals process has been concluded.

Overnight protesters have wrapped the gates to St Paul's Cathedral in crime scene tape.

Whatever happens from here it is fairly certain Mr Pell's career is over.

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I understand he was at one time the #3 man in the Catholic Church.

I wonder if this whole terrible business was the cause behind Pope Benedict's abrupt resignation.


What do you think, Steve? Did they learn anything?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:11 pm Reply with quote
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My own opinion is that this has been known about in high places for years and Pell did his best to cover it up.
For his efforts he was rewarded but perhaps it was not known how big the problem was or that he was involved.

What did they learn. Who can say. Only time will tell.

Alas the Church is VERY slow to change anything.
You only have to look back on their attitude to birth control.

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