Survivors of child sexual abuse and LGBTIQ rights group Community Action for Rainbow Rights initiated protests in the lead-up to and at George Pell’s memorial service. Rachel Evans reports.
This book exposes the extraordinary scale of the double lives to be found among the most powerful section of the Catholic hierarchy.
The Vatican Treasurer, George Pell, could turn out to be the Lance Armstrong of the Australian Catholic Church.
Like Armstrong, the world’s former top cyclist who furiously denied being a drug cheat until he was eventually rumbled by dogged investigative journalists. Pell, Australia’s top Catholic, has maintained his innocence in the face of mounting allegations that he covered up an epidemic of sexual abuse of children by Australian Catholic priests.
He has now been charged with such crimes himself.