Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Australian Cardinal was Innocent

Reuters reports:
Australian Cardinal George Pell, a leading Roman Catholic conservative and former top Vatican official who was acquitted in 2020 of sexual abuse accusations, died on Tuesday at the age of 81, his private secretary said.

Fr. Joseph Hamilton told Reuters Pell died in a Rome hospital on Tuesday night. Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne said Pell died from heart complications after hip surgery.

The ruling allowed Pell to walk free after 13 months in prison, ending the case of the most senior figure accused in the global scandal of historical sex abuse that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church worldwide.

Acquitted? Innocent of all charges?

I missed that. I think I saw dozens of stories about how he was the proof that the Catholic Church was evil. After a long prosecution, he was in prison.

No, it was all a hoax. He never molested anyone. That was the unanimous opinion of the appeals judges.

The Catholic Church is hated for various reasons. Its enemies spread lies about it. I see Politico just fired a journalist for slandering Pope Benedict.

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