Australia’s Cardinal George Pell Charged, But What Hope Of A Fair Trial?

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By Andrew Bolt ~

Here in Australia, the decision by Victoria Police to charge Cardinal George Pell with sexual offences is both a tragedy and a hope for the Catholic Church’s finance minister.

It is a tragedy because Pell, who has devoted his life to his church and insists he is innocent, is now publicly accused by police of one of the most despised evils.

How Pell keeps going astonishes me. Weaker people would kill themselves rather than undergo these years of public shaming.

I asked him just this last year in Rome, after he’d returned — choked up — from meeting Ballarat victims of paedophile priests.

Australia’s Cardinal George Pell

He said what might seem obvious from a cardinal but was evidently sincere: his deep faith in Christ, the suffering servant. And he gave me a book of sermons he’d given on the Gospel of Luke.

So — again…

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