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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Let’s HOPE That Stabbing Of 77-Year Old Catholic Priest, In Montreal, Was Random, & UNRELATED To Child Sex Crimes.
This is not good. Any violence is bad, but attacks on priests and worshippers (as in New Zealand) seems even more egregious.
I really am hoping that this was a random attack with no real motive behind it.
But, I fret. The attacker is a 26-year old man. That worries me. Was he a victim of Catholic clergy sex crimes?
I know that there is a huge amount of frustration and resentment. The stupid pope just doesn’t get it. People are fed up. They have waited decades for justice and stupid Francis keeps on thumbing his nose at them — even as recently as last week.
What next? Armed guards at Catholic churches? Not good.
The stupid pope, Francis, really needs to do something meaningful to show that the Church cares.
Last weekend we had a local 11-year old shooting dead his adoptive parents. Now this. And prior to that New Zealand. It is all very sad. Violence based on religion drives me to despair! Why?
I really, really wish that this stupid pope will resign.
Pope Francis, Re. Cardinal Barbarin, PROVES He Is On The Side Of The Child Sex Abusers, And NOT The Victims.
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.
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.
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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Cardinals going to prison is nothing new.
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.
No cardinalate resignations for 90-years, then 2 in one-year!
The pope doth protest too much, methinks.
He is beginning to act & sound like a man who has a dark secret to hide.
Francis repeatedly attacks those like us who are genuinely upset about all of the sex abuse that has gone on and continues to go in in the Catholic Church by clergy that is supposed to have a duty to protect the young and the innocent if nobody else.
He is an hypocrite and a shallow man. I am getting increasingly convinced that he has a very dark, sinister past.
There is no vetting to be pope. Plus as we know the prelates protect each other. So, if Francis has a dark past he has a good chance of being able to keep it hidden because like Trump he has most of the prelates intimidated.
So, I ask out LOUD: why doth Francis protest so much? What does he have to hide?