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Australian High Court quashes conviction of Cardinal Pell on sex offences

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53 minutes ago, JAG said:

If the jury in the first trial failed to reach a verdict then presumably there must have been doubts.

Sounds like it

Pell excused others that did wrong

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The timeline would suggest that he was not guilty of this particular offence. Having said that I think it is fairly obvious that he was involved in cover-ups of other sexual assaults, especially in the Ballarat area.

He has done 400+ days of prison and it remains to be seen if he will go for any compensation. I hope not.

He will probably return to the Vatican when the travel restrictions are lifted.

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45 minutes ago, DoctorG said:

The timeline would suggest that he was not guilty of this particular offence. Having said that I think it is fairly obvious that he was involved in cover-ups of other sexual assaults, especially in the Ballarat area.

He has done 400+ days of prison and it remains to be seen if he will go for any compensation. I hope not.

He will probably return to the Vatican when the travel restrictions are lifted.

I imagine an exception could be made and a Vatican jet could take him into their warm embrace

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2 minutes ago, Emdog said:

I imagine an exception could be made and a Vatican jet could take him into their warm embrace

Not real sure that they actually want him back. 😎

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if he is 'that' innocent...

 - well then send him back to Italy 

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4 minutes ago, Brigand said:

These types of trials are very difficult. Historical trials such as these are almost impossible to defend against and the "hang em high" brigade is strong now, especially with the female #metoo movement being so en vogue and baying for blood at every turn.

If you think this has anything to do with the #metoo movement, then you are misled.

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2 minutes ago, samran said:

If you think this has anything to do with the #metoo movement, then you are misled.

It has set an example or bar of the expectations of many in society.

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2 minutes ago, tifino said:

w.ell then send him back to Italy 

and getting a reward by the Pope.

 

As was done for Cardinal Bernard Law.

 

 

Check  =

-Bernard Francis Law- and -Spotlight (movie)= at Wikipedia.

 

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24 minutes ago, Brigand said:

It has set an example or bar of the expectations of many in society.

On this particular topic, it’s the other way around. For years the church has actively used its political power to shut down any criticism. It’s only been recently that any momentum has been gained. 

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The stain will not wash out irrespective of how many expensive lawyers are doing the laundry.

Another living victim has come forward in Australia, would be great if he was to be charged again. What's that saying about where there is smoke, there's fire?

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48 minutes ago, luckyluke said:
1 hour ago, tifino said:

w.ell then send him back to Italy 

and getting a reward by the Pope.

 

As was done for Cardinal Bernard Law.

 

 

Check  =

-Bernard Francis Law- and -Spo tlight (movie)= at Wikipedia.

 

I wrote Italy... not necessarily Rome... 😇 

 

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Go Pell. Go Catholics. Go Pope. I think I'll go to Confession, and then put on my choirboy uniform and go to Mass. 

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