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Anonymous asked in TravelAustraliaGeneral - Australia · 2 months ago

Cardinal George Pell is innocent because the power and authority of a priest must always be believed?

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  • 2 months ago
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    He was convicted on the testimony of one person , totally un supported by any evidence or even other witnesses. The jury and two appeal justices found this person " compelling " .  The High Court needed more than compelling to dispel reasonable doubt.  The other " compelling " evidence was that the prosecution was not able to describe this act as anything more than a one off as there are no other cases. 

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  • Kate
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Wrong. He has not been found innocent, rather Not guilty. I am afraid most of the High Court Judges are staunch Catholic boys who will protect one of their own at all costs. This finding is abuse of the victims all over again.

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    • Funnelweb
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Three of the seven High Court justices are female (including the Chief Justice). One of them is in a lesbian relationship. Only one Justice (Patrick Keane) had a Catholic upbringing.

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  • Jill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    He's innocent "because the evidence did not establish guilt to the requisite standard of proof”. There was reasonable doubt and the jury ignored it. 

    Personally I think he's guilty as hell which is where he will be going soon enough.  

  • Regwah
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They've been doing it for 2000 years.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdOH-UjtPVI

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  • 2 months ago

    Did you ever think that he just may have been innocent. Whoops you don't think, do you?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Like when the earth was flat and centre of the universe?

    You couldn't believe them then and they're even less believable today.

    • Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      That was a long time ago. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not guilty does not necessarily mean "innocent" it just means there is not enough evidence for a conviction.

    He can hardly be described as "free" he will never be able to walk down the street or show his face in public or people will spit on him. The church will take care of him of course  but no doubt there will be more charges pending against him. We have not heard the last of this by a long shot.

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    i was never fully convinced he was guilty. NOw he has been found not guilty people still do not give him the benefit of the doubt. Not every priest accused of sexual abuse is guilty.

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  • anon99
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    most of the Priests in the ROMAN catholic Church are Pagans pell is as Guilty as any other Paedophile

    I used to be a pagan Roman Catholic and got beat up by a Nun and a Priest for asking an Honest question

    NEVER TRUST A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST OR NUN

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No one is above the law. 

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