Statement by His Eminence George Cardinal Pell AC

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59 Responses to Statement by His Eminence George Cardinal Pell AC

  1. nfw

    A fairly simple and polite statement which is not what we are going to see from all the liars, er, I mean those who were wrong.

    And now it’s time to sue the arses off everybody involved.

  2. Boambee John

    Ever the complete Christian gentleman.

  3. stackja

    nfw
    #3397648, posted on April 7, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Cover up has probably started already.

  4. Nick

    Nice and well said.
    Kudos to Bolta I particular I have to say too.

  5. notafan

    ‘manufactured obscurity’

    Nicely put.

    When the kid and his urgers realised they were facing an uphill battle to put Cardinal Pell in the same place at the same time, this is the best they could do.

    Now watch me pull a Bernie out of my hat!

  6. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    “… an innocent person has been convicted because the evidence did not establish guilt to the requisite standard of proof”

    I’ve long maintained the concept above was the central element of this absurd and offensive travesty and would eventually lead to Pell being released.

    Every single moron on the jury that convicted Pell should be hanging their heads in shame. You stupid, gullible and vindictive f*ckwits.

  7. notafan

    Oh and the ABC, Milligan etc better tread warily.

    The High.Court don’t take kindly to disrespect.

  8. rickw

    Ever the complete Christian gentleman.

    +100

  9. Snoopy

    I’m pleased to see that Pell limits his holding of no ill will to his accuser only.

  10. Old School Conservative

    I hope the ‘silly old bugger” can walk out of jail with a straight back and a smile after his long isolation.
    I’m sure the jackals of the press will be there to record his every movement.

  11. Rafe Champion

    Beautiful, thanks CL!

  12. Cpt Seahawks.

    Excellent news. Some sanity prevails. I hope Vicpol get what they deserve.

  13. Makka

    Unanimous.

    A wonderful result for Easter . Finally this great Australian receives justice. Now must come the apologies from Vicpol and the other swine who assist to fabricate this travesty.

    The left will be apoplectic with rage and hate. Awesome!

  14. a happy little debunker

    Barry Cassidy on twitter quick off the mark – telling us that Pell was not found innocent – so it is OK to believe in his guilt regardless of reasonable doubt.

    Scumbags gotta be bags of scum!

  15. stackja

    Makka
    #3397716, posted on April 7, 2020 at 11:49 am

    The left will probably want to “move on”.

  16. Farmer Gez

    Well done all the Cats who no doubt supported Pell away from this blog as well.
    I know from experience that it’s not nice to discuss the case with those who were happy to see a man in jail because of his uniform and not his conduct.

  17. Perfidious Albino

    I bet the f*ckers try and infect George with the bat flu, given his likely susceptibility.

    If only the HCA could now pivot to the “L Plater” imbroglio in Vic.

  18. Rob MW

    Barry Cassidy on twitter quick off the mark – telling us that Pell was not found innocent – so it is OK

    WAT ??????? – Is Cassidy a fucking idiot (excuse the language Cardinal), but FMD (oops again). The court is not there to find ‘innocent’s’, 1 – it’s there to find guilt and up until that point the defendant is PRESUMED INNOCENT. 2 – If a court cannot find guilt in the first instance OR ON APPEAL (beyond reasonable doubt – criminal) then the defendant is INNOCENT as STAPLED & FILED IN THE RECORD.

    Cassidy should know better and should be well and truly dragged for his ignorance.

  19. Nick

    I spoke with a contact who is a Papal Knight and a friend of GP’s. Some points

    1. Consider what would have happened to GP if the HC had not ruled in his favour. This goes well beyond Gaol time and would have affected his ability to say mass and even be buried at the Cathedral.
    2. GP is likely to live in Sydney and won’t become a hermit, shying away from the public. That’s not his style
    3. There is direct suspicion that elements in Rome, annoyed with his work at the Vatican, were also a part of his initial conviction.

  20. Steve

    Wonderful news I don’t think I would be so forgiving.

  21. dopey

    Cassidy will be back on ABC soon with some interview show.

  22. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Pell was not found innocent

    In the same way Fatty Trump was not exonerated of something he never did.

  23. notafan

    Thanks Nick.

    Every thing about Cardinal Pell is heroic.

    A saint on earth.

  24. calli

    Pell was not found innocent

    What a stupid, stupid man.

    How much are we paying him again?

  25. Arky

    Pell was not found innocent

    ..
    As Rob says above, he, like the rest of us, enjoys the presumption of innocence.
    Therefore, yes, he is innocent.

  26. TheSenator

    Woe to the serpent.

  27. candy

    A fine statement of thanks and modesty but also thinking of those in the current health crisis. Good on him.

  28. Gab

    “Exonerated” is a word way too big for some.

  29. Mother Lode

    Barry Cassidy on twitter quick off the mark – telling us that Pell was not found innocent – so it is OK to believe in his guilt regardless of reasonable doubt.

    This is exactly how I expected the left to react.

    When was found guilty on the basis of evidence (such as it was) the certainty of his guilt was based upon the certainty of the evidence but became something separate.

    With the HC saying that the evidence was insufficient to support the conviction that separate ‘guilt’ attached to Pell is unaffected. Nothing can change that.

    If these morons were playing that game ‘ker-plunk’ they would believe that you could remove all the straws and marbles would not fall because the support of the straws had produced some separate force that would hold them up.

    And then bawl and howl and cry until a grown up finally said “Fine. You win. Happy now?”

    And they really would be even though they clearly actually had not. But they would feel they had achieved some victory separate from the reality of their loss.

  30. Mother Lode

    When Pell was found guilty on the basis of evidence (such as it was) the certainty of his guilt was not just based upon the certainty of the evidence but became something separate.

  31. Archivist

    Barry Cassidy on twitter quick off the mark – telling us that Pell was not found innocent

    That’s not how the law works.
    Nobody is ever “found innocent.”
    The courts don’t have the power to declare someone ‘innocent’, and hopefully they never will.

  32. Beertruk

    Moronic Cassidy and Cretin Milligan need to be reminded that the George Pell supporters also pay taxes that fund Their ALPBC.

  33. A Lurker

    I am not Catholic, but I think that Cardinal Pell ought to be made Pope.
    There would be few Cardinals now living who would have endured such trials and tribulations as Pell has experienced, giving him unique insights and empathy for innocents enduring persecution.
    Besides, I would enjoy witnessing the head explosions from the Left.

  34. Terry

    The good Cardinal might be tempted to forgive and ‘turn the other cheek’.

    That would be a mistake. If it were only about him, it might be acceptable to “let bygones…”; but it isn’t.

    It is vitally important that action is brought against the various malicious actors that have enthusiastically played their roles in this injustice. The Victorian Police, the Victorian Courts, the ABC, and others.

    This could have happened to anyone of us and it still could. The corruption that allowed this injustice to make its way all the way to High Court must be confronted and eradicated.

    Any compensation should be used to defend any future civil matters with anything left over, used to establish a charitable works fund named in honour of the courage, resilience, and humility of George Pell and distributed at his discretion.

  35. Gab

    I am not Catholic, but I think that Cardinal Pell ought to be made Pope.

    Sadly he is considered far too traditional in his beliefs for most Catholics, including many prelates.

  36. iain russell

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
    Sam L Jackson, where are you now we need you!?

  37. Infidel Tiger

    Pell was not found innocent

    Quashed and acquitted.

    7-0.

    The most comprehensive verdict possible.

  38. BM

    Barry Cassidy on twitter quick off the mark – telling us that Pell was not found innocent – so it is OK

    Well, by that line of reasoning, the court hasn’t found Barry Cassidy innocent of child abuse either…

  39. Narwhal Tusk

    From below fred, for Cassidy et al

    “an innocent person has been convicted because the evidence did not establish guilt to the requisite standard of proof“.

    Innocent person!

  40. 2dogs

    Pell was not found innocent

    In the same way Fatty Trump was not exonerated of something he never did.

    Cassidy might wish to moderate his language. There is no first amendment here, so stronger defamation laws. Continuing to blackmouth one whom the courts have exonerated is unlikely to be fair comment and can be seen as malicious.

  41. Nick

    This takes the cake:

    Leigh Sales

    @leighsales
    For tonight’s program, #abc730 requested an interview with George Pell. He has declined the invitation.

    516
    1:21 PM – Apr 7, 2020

  42. WDYSIA

    Pell seems to be smiling in this photo, which is very nice to see.
    https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/a3b57ad23500fa093062cdd2c0d3ed51

  43. Rob MW

    Leigh Sales

    @leighsales
    For tonight’s program, #abc730 requested an interview with George Pell. He has declined the invitation.

    Don’t hold your breath sweetie.

  44. Pedro the Loafer

    So Leigh Sales asked the Cardinal to go on her TV show?

    Hohohohoho.

    His Eminence would have to have gone totally stir crazy in Barwon Prison to even contemplate going anywhere near that poisonous moll.

  45. Stanley

    Pell was not found innocent
    In the same way Fatty Trump was not exonerated of something he never did.
    Cassidy might wish to moderate his language. There is no first amendment here, so stronger defamation laws. Continuing to blackmouth one whom the courts have exonerated is unlikely to be fair comment and can be seen as malicious

    TD
    One anagram for Cardinal George Pell is “Legal Proceeding”. Careful Cassidy!
    Cryptic I know but there’s “Edgar Allen Poe” as well

  46. Hodor

    Yay, love to hear the left blowing up

  47. mh

    Ray Hadley’s position at 2gb is untenable.

    He must resign or be sacked.

  48. bespoke

    Wow C.L

    You disserve praise to mate trying to find out the truth while keeping your humanity intact.
    I bet on yours and others character though this.

    Justice

  49. mh

    Leigh Sales

    @leighsales
    For tonight’s program, #abc730 requested an interview with George Pell. He has declined the invitation.

    How odd, I thought George would walk out of jail straight into the ABC studios!

  50. max

    Pederasty in ancient Greece was a socially acknowledged romantic relationship between an adult male (the erastes) and a younger male (the eromenos) usually in his teens. It was characteristic of the Archaic and Classical periods.

  51. The Fifth Bike Rider of the Apocalypse

    So Cardinal Pell knocked back an opportunity to appear on the ABC’s, 7.30, to be badgered by the lovely and talented Leigh Sales.
    Still, Leigh will be able to say in her best smart-arsey voice that ‘We offered the Cardinal an opportunity to appear but he refused’.
    His refusal to appear on the ABC’s premier current affairs program obviously means that he has something to hide.
    A sure sign fo guilt.
    Wink, wink. nod, nod.

  52. Seven States Mencius

    Sounding a bit scary max. Why the history lesson now?

  53. 2dogs

    He has declined the invitation.

    It is his first night of freedom in over a year. Why would anyone think that such an invitation would be accepted?

  54. Anita

    The evil ABC has no shame.

  55. Professor Fred Lenin

    The Wuhan Chinese Bat Plague spending means the government will have to make spending cuts , a perfect opportunity to cut back abc to news without comment and emergency broadcasting only ,as a temporary measure untill the debt is repaid , say about 50 years would be suitable ,think of the savings
    That would shut up this nest of sheltered workshop leftists ,they could always use their own money to promote left propaganda ,buy the guardian or something like that .

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