Thursday, June 29, 2017
Cardinal Pell charged with sex abuse
I have a longer post about this on my blog, but here's the story: Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault Pell had been notorious in Australia for years for his treatment of sex abuse victims, as well as there having been rumors about he himself being an abuser, so it was just creepy when Pope Francis, certainly knowing of this, chose Pell for such important jobs in the Vatican. The Pope's own sex abuse commission suggested he fire Pell but Francis ignored them. Now Pell must go back to Australia for the investigation, but will Francis instead keep him safe from prosecution in the Vatican as he did with Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski? More about Pell and sex abuse: interview with journalist David Marr from a few years ago ...
Posted by crystal at 1:27 AM