George Pell Pontifical Secret
Title: PROMO | New claims of child sexual abuse by Cardinal George Pell exposed in ABC TV’s REVELATION
Author: Media release
Publication: AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION NEWS – TV BLACKBOX
New claims of child sexual abuse by Cardinal George Pell exposed in ABC TV’s Revelation
Watch the concluding 2 episodes of the ground-breaking documentary series on ABC TV and iview on Tuesday 31 March and Thursday 2 April at 8:30pm
Across two compelling nights of must-see television, an exclusive interview with one of the Church’s most prolific sex-offenders, Bernard McGrath. In a tense encounter filmed in a maximum-security prison, he identifies the religious leaders responsible for the cover-up of his crimes.
And in Revelation’s cinematic, feature-length finale, explosive new allegations of child sexual abuse by Cardinal George Pell are exposed.
The world-first exclusive reveals the gripping story of an individual from a small town in Australia, pitted against a former Prince of the Church. “I chose to remain silent, never to tell a soul, and I got through a good 40 years of that,” says the survivor of sexual abuse, who publicly reveals the story of his tormented boyhood for the first time. “I want to heal now. I’ve carried that burden for long enough.”
With him are other men describing how predatory priests and brothers took advantage of vulnerable children in the Catholic community of Ballarat.
For the first time in interviews, priests describe the attitude amongst fellow holy men at the time these crimes were committed.
“Abusing children wasn’t the desperate thing it is now,” says one Ballarat priest.