This would only be in line with their own hocus-pocus teachings.The catholic Church has continuously investigated sexual abuse and procedures by their own ilk, since the Council of Elvira in 309 C.E. and has nevertheless indulged in these crimes ever since, for nearly 2000 Years.If we now start to believe or trust, liars, criminals, cheats and deceivers, we have only ourselves to blame.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
A public hearing starting on Tuesday is expected to hear evidence that a woman walked into a room more than once where a child was being sexually abused by men, but turned and left the room.
President of the commission for child protection of the Gregorian University Father Hans Zollner vowed to continue to work with survivors deeply affected by the scourge of abuses.
His words comes days after alleged victims of Cardinal George Pell claimed he groped their genitals in the 1970s.
The fanfare around ABC’s 7.30 program last week would make you think Pell has been accused of the most heinous crimes, that he is the master paedophile sitting atop the global paedophile ring that is the Catholic Church.
On Tuesday the first of back-to-back Hunter public hearings into the Anglican and Catholic churches starts - the 42nd and 43rd hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
It has held more than 5500 private sessions with survivors, taken more than 31,000 calls and received more than 18,000 letters and emails. It has referred more than 1600 matters to authorities including the police, leading to prosecutions and investigations across Australia.
Saturday, 30 July 2016
On Wednesday night, ABC's 7.30 aired detailed allegations made by former students of St Alipius primary school in Ballarat, who alleged Cardinal Pell would play with them in the swimming pool and molest them by touching their genitals under water.
Friday, 29 July 2016
What a stunning performance by ABC reporter Louise Milligan on 7.30 last night.
On Wednesday, the powers-that-be at the taxpayer funded public broadcaster decided to devote the entire 30 minutes of 7.30 to allegations about what George Pell did between four and three decades ago in Ballarat and Torquay respectively. Cardinal Pell declined to be interviewed for the hatchet job and 7.30 — according to what an ABC spokesperson has told MWD — decided not to let anyone speak in his defence.
He was arrested by Rockingham Detectives and charged with two counts of indecent treatment of a child under 14 years of age.
The man is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on July 29.
There have been calls for the cardinal, who works closely with Pope Francis as the Vatican’s finance chief, to stand down this week following explosive allegations he fondled two boys while swimming with them in the 1970s.
"A big, strong, good-looking man," says Paul Tatchell, a former mayor of Moorabool shire and himself a victim of rape by a notorious Catholic priest in Ballarat – Edward Dowlan – in the bad old days. Pell was on Richmond's reserves list to play footy 20 years before. He gave up sport for the church. But he had kept in shape.
Rape jokes about nuns, suggestions to read Lolita and seedy handwritten notes: How a sick priest groomed a girl, 15, for sex before driving her to the bush and assaulting her
- Joan Isaacs, 63, was groomed and sexually assaulted by a chaplain at 15
- Francis Derriman faked a terminal illness to get sympathy from students
- He told Ms Isaacs having sex with him would be the 'ultimate gift to God'
- Father Derriman was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault in 1998
- Ms Isaacs said the Catholic Church failed her in the years after her abuse
In an opinion piece for public affairs publication Eureka Street the outspoken priest said the whole saga wreaked of injustice and incompetent policing. He also called for the Victorian Government to take resolute action and demand Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton get to the bottom of the leaks.
His clipped speech, at times imperious language, and senior position in a church that failed lamentably to deal with paedophiles in its own ranks has left him detested by many.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
The Australian has seen no evidence in the public realm to support charges against Cardinal Pell and Mr Ashton has declared that the force will be guided by the direction of the OPP.
George Pell: Vatican unlikely to respond to child abuse allegations until police investigation complete, expert says
"I don't think they'll be taking any kind of actions or any steps before that legal process concludes."
Mr Lamb, currently in Krakov, Poland to cover World Youth Day, said the allegations against Cardinal Pell had "certainly been on the radar here".
Cardinal George Pell under police investigation for 1970s accusation he touched children’s genitals while in public pool
The complainants are from Ballarat, Torquay and Melbourne who submitted eight statements from the alleged victims, witnesses and family members. Taskforce Sano is investigating the allegations, according to ABC’s “7:30” show aired on Wednesday.
Cardinal George Pell is accused of multiple offences dating from the Seventies to the Nineties in his home country Australia.
The cleric, one of the world’s most senior Catholics, branded the allegations a “scandalous smear campaign”.
Victoria state police confirmed on Thursday that they had referred the allegations of child abuse against the cardinal to the public prosecutor's office for advice on whether to press charges.
The allegations, dating from the 1970s to the 1990s, were detailed on Wednesday in an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) report which included interviews with alleged victims.
But he went public this week in a bid to encourage others to come forward.
"I thought there may be other situations that people have witnessed and have thought about it but never done anything about it," Mr Tyack told AAP on Thursday.
Hunter Catholic priests' alleged sexual relationship used by a child sex offender priest, says author
Cardinal George Pell, the third highest-ranking leader of the Catholic Church, is accused by a number of people of child sexual abuse, for which he has been under investigation for more than a year by Victoria Police's Taskforce Sano, established following the state parliamentary inquiry that was a precursor to the federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
- By a Broken Rites researcher, article updated 25 July 2016
By a Broken Rites researcherIn 1996, Broken Rites informed the Australian public that the Catholic Church had been harbouring Father Nazareno Fasciale (pronounced "Fah-SHAH-lay") while he was committing crimes against children. Police charged Fasciale but he suddenly died. Then church leaders, including George Pell, gave this pedophile a grand funeral. One church leader said that the church is "immensely proud" of Fasciale. When Broken Rites exposed this (and other) church cover-ups, George Pell's diocese (Melbourne) went into damage control, hiring a public relations firm to announce the "Melbourne Response", a forerunner of the church's "Towards Healing" strategy.
Father Fasciale (pronounced "Fah-SHAH-lay") was harboured in the Melbourne Catholic archdiocese for 44 years while he committed sexual crimes against girls and boys. The cathedral authorities continually ignored any complaints from Fasciale's victims. Fasciale knew that the church would protect him.
Cardinal George Pell is a frequent flyer, travelling in Business Class. During his years as Archbishop of Sydney, he would regularly make the flight to Rome so as to keep an eye on career opportunities at the Vatican. Now he has become the third most important person in the Vatican. With a Vatican passport, he still goes on plane trips from his Rome headquarters, but he is reluctant to appear in public in Australia.
- Local businessman, Les Tyack, says he witnessed an "odd" incident involving George Pell at the Torquay Surf Club in 1986-87
- He did nothing at the time but last year reported it to the Royal Commission and Victoria Police's Taskforce SANO
- Cardinal Pell emphatically denies ever abusing anyone
"I said, 'Hi George', and at that time he was towelling, had the towel going across his shoulders drying his back, but he was facing three young boys standing about three or four metres across from him," Mr Tyack told 7.30.
He thought it was "a little strange", but he put his gear onto the bench and had a shower.
'The ABC has no licence to destroy the reputation of innocent people': Cardinal George Pell demands an investigation into 7.30's 'inaccurate' claims he abused two boys
The cardinal denies all of the allegations made by the complainants and said he’s being subjected to trial by media on the back of leaking “by elements of the Victoria Police to the ABC”.
“George Pell needs to step down from his role at the Vatican and come back to Australia,” Mitchell said this morning.
Mr Ashton appeared on radio on Thursday morning responding to explosive allegations aired on ABC 7.30, as well as subsequent claims by Cardinal Pell of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice.
Vatican finance chief George Pell is being investigated by Australian police over child sexual abuse allegations, a report by the national broadcaster said yesterday, as the leading Catholic cleric denounced the claims as "totally untrue''. When he was the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney in 2002 Pell was accused of sex abuse but was later cleared.
George Pell’s office says ‘ABC has no licence to destroy reputation of innocent people’