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Cardinal George Pell dies in Rome aged 81

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Cardinal Pell, who was in charge of Vatican finances between 2014 and 2019, was jailed in Australia for child sexual abuse in 2019 but vigorously maintained his innocence and had his convictions quashed more than a year later.


But the High Court overturned both these findings, ruling that "acting rationally on the whole of the evidence, [the jury] ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant's guilt with respect to each of the offences for which he was convicted".

Some of Australia's most well-known newspapers, websites and radio stations were slugged more than $1 million in fines for being in contempt of court during the child sex abuse trial. 



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Saint or sinner? Australia split over Cardinal George Pell


Although cleared by the courts, a separate government inquiry criticized Pell's indifference to sexual abuse claims inside Australia's Catholic Church.

"The Olympian hypocrisy and double standards of the Church hierarchy are on full display," RightSide Legal lawyer Michael Magazanik was quoted as saying in The Age.

"An outpouring of love for a man who at the very least turned a blind eye to massive child abuse, dreamt up a legal scheme which ripped off abuse survivors and personally seemed incapable of empathy with victims."



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Sometimes you wish there is higher forces who will punish them for their sins! Even how many ave maria they have been praying 

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