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Cardinal George Pell denied appeal over child sex conviction

Cardinal George Pell denied appeal over child sex conviction

Australia’s most high profile member of the Catholic church, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two teenage choirboys in the 1990’s. This morning a panel of three judges from Victoria’s Court of Appeal turned down his lawyers application to appeal his sentence. In March Pell was sentenced to […]

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Dr Sally Talbot: The plebiscite will stigmatise innocent people

OPINION: Dr Sally Talbot MLC The 2012 Special Inquiry by Hon Peter Blaxell into child sexual abuse at St Andrew’s Hostel in Katanning shed light on the extent to which the legal and social environment of the 1970s and 1980s contributed to the misery of boys who were being sexually abused by men in authority. It […]

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Pell apologises to Jewish Community for Q&A Comments

Pell apologises to Jewish Community for Q&A Comments

Catholic Cardinal George Pell has apologised to the Jewish community for comments made during the Q&A debate on ABC TV on  Monday night. The Cardinal referred to the Jewish people as intellectually inferior to the Egyptians and Persians as well as apparently forgetting the Holocaust by saying that no people in history had been punished […]

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