Breaking: Pell did not get Vatican funds

George Pell’s office has denied he received any money from the Vatican to fund his legal defence against child sexual abuse allegations.

Responding to claims of a mysterious transfer of more than $1.1m in church money to Australia, a spokesman for Cardinal Pell on Tuesday was emphatic in denying the Vatican or any other part of the church in Australia or elsewhere had bankrolled his legal fees over charges that saw him jailed before being freed on appeal in April.

The spokesman said money was donated by supporters of the cardinal, many of whom had not met him and some of whom were not Catholic.

From The Australian

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7 Responses to Breaking: Pell did not get Vatican funds

  1. Old Lefty

    The ABC remains silent on this, but finds the time to publish a puff piece for the green left pseudo-Catholic fifth column:

    What a surprise (not).

  2. stackja

    ABC must become subscription only.
    Why am I compelled to fund the ABC?

  3. stackja

    I donated to help Pell.

  4. stackja

    Fake news reports about George Pell.

  5. Tintarella di Luna

    #3609646, posted on October 7, 2020 at 3:02 am
    I donated to help Pell.

    Good on you stackja, and so did our family.

  6. Dr Faustus

    Interesting the way the Becciu/Pell narrative is being formed by the Australian media.

    The original Italian press reports have Becciu’s offsider, Antonio Perlasca, rolling over to Vatican investigators and shoving Becciu under the bus:

    According to Perlasca, in recent years Becciu would use journalists and other sources to discredit his enemies. And the Australian payments and the possible connection with the Pell trial are consistent with this.

    So, the principal focus of Becciu’s corrupt practice, for the man on the spot, is on journalists and backgrounding to influence proceedings – not buying in false witnesses as part of the prosecution.

    Unsurprisingly, the Australian MSM have been reporting that the Kid and his lawyers deny being paid by hot Vatican cash and that Becciu denies “interfering in any way in the trial of Cardinal Pell”.

    But not a peep about possible paid media blackguarding.
    Can’t have happened.

  7. John A

    Tintarella di Luna #3609782, posted on October 7, 2020 at 8:46 am

    stackja #3609646, posted on October 7, 2020 at 3:02 am
    I donated to help Pell.

    Good on you stackja, and so did our family.

    Ditto, to both statements.

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