John Sandeman Eternity News
Title: Do we have to take sides over George Pell? Well, actually, ‘no’
Author: John Sandeman
Publisher: Eternity News
Survivors of clergy abuse were genuinely shocked at the High Court overturning the convictions of Cardinal George Pell. It took them by surprise. The legal fraternity had worked out the odds – but not the survivors and their support groups.
Having sat through the two days of the the High Court hearing, and seen the prosecution case collapse, it did not shock me – although I had not predicted the outcome.
This sets up an exquisite dilemma.
Because he has been acquitted on all charges, by a 7-0 majority of the justices of the High Court, Pell is entitled to the presumption of innocence.
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