george pell

George Pell AC (born 8 June 1941) is an Australian cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church. He serves as the inaugural and current Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy since 2014. He previously served as the eighth Archbishop of Sydney (2001–2014), auxiliary bishop (1987–1996) and archbishop (1996–2001) of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He was created a cardinal in 2003. Since Pell's appointment as Archbishop of Melbourne in 1996, he has maintained a high public profile on a wide range of issues, while retaining a strict adherence to Catholic orthodoxy. He is generally regarded as progressive on many social issues but conservative on matters of faith and morals. Due to his upbringing and service as a priest in Ballarat, followed by his roles as Archbishop of Melbourne then Sydney, Pell was a witness at the 2013–2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the 2013 Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Organisations. Wikipedia
Brisbane Times Thu, 07/27/2017 - 03:28

Reality gives Hollywood a run for its money
COMMENT: The world has gone mad. Just consider the events of the last couple of weeks. The world's third-most senior Catholic fronts an Australian court yesterday to answer sex charges.
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'Momentous day': George Pell in court
Cardinal George Pell is due to answer historic sexual offence charges at Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning.
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1 NEWS Wed, 07/26/2017 - 22:12

Watch: 'Move, move!' – Australia's top Catholic Cardinal George Pell battles through swarm of reporters as he arrives at court for sex charge hearing
As he entered the court for the first time over historic sex charges, he was also met with a number of supporters of victims of abuse.
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The Australian Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:58

Applause, heckles as Pell arrives at court
George Pell has arrived at Melbourne Magistrates Court, flanked by his legal team.
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