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Cardinal George Pell, Convicted Child Abuser, Still In Prison, In Australia, Awaiting Outcome Of Appeal.

by Anura Guruge


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George Pell (b. 1941, 77-years old) was convicted of ‘sodomy’
in December 2018.

He was given a 6-year prison sentence.

He has been serving that sentence since at least February 2019 (if not earlier).


Occurred to me this morning that it has been a ‘MONTH’ since the appeal and we have not heard anything. So, I went looking.

Wow, no decision yet — even though the initial prognostications were that we would hear within a fortnight.

So, Pell, still a full cardinal, languishes in prison — supposedly in 23-hour solitary confinement. Must give him plenty of time to contemplate and pray.


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Jailed Cardinal George Pell’s Appeal Re. Child Abuse Is Taking Place In Australia Right NOW.

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George Pell (b. 1941, 77-years old) was convicted of ‘sodomy’
in December 2018.

He was given a 6-year prison sentence.

He has been serving that sentence since at least February 2019 (if not earlier).

This was an APPEAL, for having conviction completely overturned, that was filed earlier this year.

If he wins this appeal he will be released from prison.

If he loses he will have to finish his 6-year sentence. He will not be asking for it to be reduced.


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Pope Francis, Re. Cardinal Barbarin, PROVES He Is On The Side Of The Child Sex Abusers, And NOT The Victims.

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From the NYT. Google “Barbarin” for more.


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This beyond the bloody pale.

The aptly-named Barbarin is already convicted by a french court and wanted to resign — albeit just is not-that-important archbishopric rather than the musch prestigious cardinalate.

Barbarin, at this late stage, was at least trying to make a gesture.

But, NOT the bloody pope. Oh, NO. The pope doesn’t like that. He cares nothing about the poor victims.

What Trump is to White Nationalists,

Pope Francis is to Child Sex Abusers.

I am so disgusted with him. He promised so much BUT did a 180 on the CRITICAL child sex abuse issue.

Worst pope in 61-years.

Also not getting ‘Cardinal’ George Pell, languishing in an Australian prison cell, to relinquish his cardinalate. Pope remains silent.

Francis is a disgrace to Christianity.


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Godfried Danneels (85), Another Catholic Cardinal Implicated In Child Sex Crimes, Dies.

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Theodore McCarrick has to resign his cardinalate and is later defrocked on February 16, 2019.

George Pell is languishing in prison as of February 28, 2019.

And now Godfried Danneels dies.

Slowly, but surely, cardinals heavily implicated in child sex abuse crimes are ‘going away’ permitting the Church to be cleansed — if that is ever going to be possible.

Godfried used to be a good apple. He sacrificed his credibility and reputation to minimize the, inexcusable, crime of child sex abuse. I used to like him. But, that was before his true colors — black as they were — came to light.

As far as I am concerned he can no longer cause more harm.

I somehow doubt that he would make it to heaven because that would be a travesty.


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Cardinal George Pell Is Actually In A Prison Cell Now — NOT On Bail.

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This full-length, 1-hour 8-minute sentencing hearing is worth watching
or, at a minimum, dipping into to get a flavor of the proceedings.


There was some confusion on this yesterday during his sentencing hearing; i.e., whether he would be allowed out, a free man, until his June 2019 appeal hearing. I made sure to double check,

He is in a prison cell. Has been for 15-days now. Two-weeks prior to yesterday’s sentencing hearing. So, he is no longer prancing around, cock-a-hoop. But, there is a chance that he might be able to wriggle free in June after his appeal hearing.

Right now he is on the permanent sex offenders list. Not sure what will happen IF he is acquitted on his appeal.

So, the pope now has the issue of one of his cardinals, an elector no less (i.e., under-80), is actually in a prison — and it is not Castel Sant’Angelo (the Vatican prison in the old days).

Maybe the pope is waiting for June, praying desperately and hoping for a miracle.

But, for now, Cardinal George Pell is actually in prison.

He probably is in isolation. I have to imagine that some red-blooded Australians, in prison, would want to have a word or two with him about his child abuse. Even hardened criminals don’t take kindly to this crime.


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George Pell Will Not Be The First Cardinal To Be Imprisoned; But He Will Be First For Sodomy.

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This from ‘The Washington Post’. Google for more …


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Cardinals going to prison is nothing new.

During the Middle Ages various imperial powers, or in some instances disgruntled popes, would imprison cardinals that they took a dislike to — often to prevent them voting at conclaves.

Then during the last century we had political imprisonments — mainly by communist countries. One well know example was Chinese Cardinal Ignatius Kung who was imprisoned for over 30-years for dissent. He remained a cardinal throughout.

Then there was also Hungarian Cardinal József Mindszenty. He too spent 8-years in prison — yet again he remained a cardinal throughout.

But, things are different with the dirty old bugger, George Pell. What he has been convicted of is that of sodomizing a child!

He will be the first cardinal to be imprisoned for sodomy.

The mind boggles as to what kind of reception he will receive in an Australian prison. I doubt that Australian prisoners take too kindly to old men who sodomize kids.

He most likely will be forced to resign his cardinalate. He will be the 2nd to do so, after Theodore McCarrick, since 1927.

No cardinalate resignations for 90-years, then 2 in one-year!


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Once Papabile Cardinal George Pell Reportedly Convicted Of Sex Abuse In Australia.

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Click to access ‘NPR’ coverage.


As the NPR article points out there is an Australian court gag order preventing details of this HUGE case from being divulged at present.

But, it appears that he has been convicted — though he has already appealed it. Hence, the secrecy.

If the conviction holds this will be pivotal. This is NOT about cover-up. This is about actual, hands-on sexual abuse.

A cardinal.

Once a papabile (i.e., a pope contender).

Confidante of Pope Francis.

This will be HUGE.


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