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(The Age (Melbourne))   It's funny how every article about Cardinal George Pell contains a prominent mention of his conviction and later acquittal of child sex crimes. It's almost as if the journalists believe he was really guilty   (theage.com.au) divider line
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2020-12-01 12:00:01 AM  
Yeah, weird....

/not really
//fark him
///3
 
2020-12-01 12:00:06 AM  
Maybe he can serve as a consultant to the Mormon Church on how to keep secrets about vast financial holdings.

The book about it will be "Da Deseret Code".
 
2020-12-01 12:01:29 AM  

Omnivorous: Maybe he can serve as a consultant to the Mormon Church on how to keep secrets about vast financial holdings.

The book about it will be "Da Deseret Code".


Other way around.  The Mormons could probably buy the Catholic Church ten times over.
 
2020-12-01 12:03:03 AM  
I think the church let's you do some bad things like rape and murder, as long as you pay some money or find a bunch of missing money.

Nothing to see here.  Move along, pleb
 
2020-12-01 12:03:05 AM  
He was convicted. Twice.

Pell left his job as prefect of the Vatican's economy ministry in 2017 to face charges that he sexually molested two 13-year-old choir boys in the sacristy of the Melbourne cathedral in 1996. After a first jury deadlocked, a second unanimously convicted him and he was sentenced to six years in prison. The conviction was upheld on appeal only to be thrown out by Australia's High Court, which in April found there was reasonable doubt in the testimony of his lone accuser.

The fact that his case was thrown out after being first convicted, and then upheld on appeal, smacks more of a case of "someone high up knew someone high up" than "someone halted a miscarriage of justice."

Fark George Pell.
 
2020-12-01 12:03:52 AM  
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2020-12-01 12:04:19 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Omnivorous: Maybe he can serve as a consultant to the Mormon Church on how to keep secrets about vast financial holdings.

The book about it will be "Da Deseret Code".

Other way around.  The Mormons could probably buy the Catholic Church ten times over.


Heh. No. $30 billion is a rather large sum, and both religious entities appear neck and neck.
 
2020-12-01 12:04:45 AM  

FormlessOne: He was convicted. Twice.

Pell left his job as prefect of the Vatican's economy ministry in 2017 to face charges that he sexually molested two 13-year-old choir boys in the sacristy of the Melbourne cathedral in 1996. After a first jury deadlocked, a second unanimously convicted him and he was sentenced to six years in prison. The conviction was upheld on appeal only to be thrown out by Australia's High Court, which in April found there was reasonable doubt in the testimony of his lone accuser.

The fact that his case was thrown out after being first convicted, and then upheld on appeal, smacks more of a case of "someone high up knew someone high up" than "someone halted a miscarriage of justice."

Fark George Pell.


Really, nobody should fark Cardinal Pell. He doesn't deserve it.
 
2020-12-01 12:09:46 AM  

FormlessOne: Man On Pink Corner: Omnivorous: Maybe he can serve as a consultant to the Mormon Church on how to keep secrets about vast financial holdings.

The book about it will be "Da Deseret Code".

Other way around.  The Mormons could probably buy the Catholic Church ten times over.

Heh. No. $30 billion is a rather large sum, and both religious entities appear neck and neck.


just the documents in the vatican library are priceless
 
2020-12-01 12:28:36 AM  
Unless the article is from the Murdoch press when they say Pell was the victim of a leftist campaign.

The "victim" who had a $30,000 a day legal team crowdfunded via private and secret donations from wealthy benefactors.

The "victim" who had a former Prime Ministers vouch for him in court.

The "victim" who had major media figures proclaiming daily that he was innocent and set up from talk back radio and from the opinion pages of syndicated columns across the country.

Meanwhile, the other victims, the two boys who accused him - one died in penury from a heroin overdose when he was 30, and the other is not seeking the limelight and lives a modest private life.

Read the stories of the accusers here:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia​-​news/2019/feb/28/the-kid-and-the-choir​boy-the-harrowing-story-of-george-pell​s-victims
 
2020-12-01 12:29:23 AM  
I don't know if this guy is guilty of anything or not, but The Catholic Church needs to at long last open up their power structure to people who aren't, from the outset, sexual deviants.

Celibates, IOW.
 
2020-12-01 12:55:15 AM  
He's a good earner, that other stuff is none of my business...

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2020-12-01 1:30:50 AM  
This is like Al Capone having his tax evasion charge reversed on appeal.

/met cardinal Pell
//met cardinal Law
///knew a kid who killed himself due to Law's warped view of reality
 
2020-12-01 2:51:25 AM  
It's almost as if it was important and topical.  Gee, and they always mention the acquittal.  Damn that's sneaky.
 
2020-12-01 3:39:09 AM  
 After years of looking for corruption in the church inside alter boy's pants he decided to look into bank accounts instead and actually found some.
 
2020-12-01 4:13:50 AM  

FormlessOne: He was convicted. Twice.

Pell left his job as prefect of the Vatican's economy ministry in 2017 to face charges that he sexually molested two 13-year-old choir boys in the sacristy of the Melbourne cathedral in 1996. After a first jury deadlocked, a second unanimously convicted him and he was sentenced to six years in prison. The conviction was upheld on appeal only to be thrown out by Australia's High Court, which in April found there was reasonable doubt in the testimony of his lone accuser.

The fact that his case was thrown out after being first convicted, and then upheld on appeal, smacks more of a case of "someone high up knew someone high up" than "someone halted a miscarriage of justice."

Fark George Pell.


It's just a bloody shame the "swimmers" case never came to court. There were a lot of witnesses to the events in the Eureka pool, including several who were subjected to molestation. And there was also the substantiating evidence of his parading naked in front of young boys in the changing room, both at the Eureka pool and in Torquay.
/Subs
 
2020-12-01 4:15:49 AM  

FormlessOne: Man On Pink Corner: Omnivorous: Maybe he can serve as a consultant to the Mormon Church on how to keep secrets about vast financial holdings.

The book about it will be "Da Deseret Code".

Other way around.  The Mormons could probably buy the Catholic Church ten times over.

Heh. No. $30 billion is a rather large sum, and both religious entities appear neck and neck.


Nobody could ever visit the Vatican and come out of there without a strong impression of the wealth of the Roman Catholic church. It's frankly sickening.
 
2020-12-01 7:21:28 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: I don't know if this guy is guilty of anything or not, but The Catholic Church needs to at long last open up their power structure to people who aren't, from the outset, sexual deviants.

Celibates, IOW.


The problem here seems to have been a lack of celibacy, wouldn't you agree?
 
2020-12-01 10:47:15 PM  

FormlessOne: The fact that his case was thrown out after being first convicted, and then upheld on appeal, smacks more of a case of "someone high up knew someone high up" than "someone halted a miscarriage of justice."

Fark George Pell.


Oh bullshiat.  What it really smacks of is a high profile case where the lower courts didn't have the balls - in the face of the howling mob visible in this thread - to state the blindingly obvious namely that the case against Pell was weak as piss.

I don't know a criminal lawyer alive (and I'm a practicing lawyer) who wasn't of that view.  Heck the Victorian DPP basically admitted their case was hopeless - but she didn't want to have to look under her car for bombs by being the one to pull the pin.

I get it - the RCC has a lot to answer for and no one has any sympathy for Pell.  But on the straight up point as to whether his conviction stacked up?  No way.
 
2020-12-01 10:53:33 PM  

Dave2042: It's almost as if it was important and topical.  Gee, and they always mention the acquittal.  Damn that's sneaky.


You're kidding yourself.  It is not normal for the media to say "convicted and then acquitted".  Normally it would just say "acquitted on appeal".  But the media knows Pell is a hated figure.  So they do the equivalent of saying "Our team won yesterday's match by being ahead at three quarter time.  But their score was overtaken by the other team in the last quarter."
 
2020-12-02 1:06:16 AM  

Mouser: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: I don't know if this guy is guilty of anything or not, but The Catholic Church needs to at long last open up their power structure to people who aren't, from the outset, sexual deviants.

Celibates, IOW.

The problem here seems to have been a lack of celibacy, wouldn't you agree?


Molestation isn't sex, so it could be a form of celibacy.
 
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