Injustice Nowhere Near Describes What Cardinal Pell Endured

Assigned by The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue to assist with its research as his case unfolded, this writer became convinced that Australian Cardinal George Pell, who died Jan. 10 at age 81, was the target of multiple scandalous injustices.

Now, reading Pell’s extraordinary three volume “Prison Journal,” one cannot help but be deeply touched by his Christ-like humility and steadfast resolve in the face of unrelenting attacks, false accusations of the most heinous sort, wrongful conviction and imprisonment, before he was finally exonerated completely.

Observations on Cardinal Pell’s legal ordeal: the charges against him, the conduct of Australia’s legal authorities, and the venom of his attackers help to shed light on what he endured. 

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