The media is having a field day reporting that Australia's Cardinal George Pell has been accused of child abuse.
From the way the media is telling it, one would think that this abuse was something that happened somewhat recently, and the acts of abuse have been well established.
He says he lives alone, suffers from leukemia, and has "lost everything" due to alcohol abuse. It is very likely – in fact, it is almost certain – that other shifty blokes will climb out of the gutter to "substantiate" the ridiculous accusations against Pell and accuse him of other salacious acts. We pray that justice will be served, but we doubt it.
In other words, this dude has nothing to lose at all. Back in 2002, Cardinal Pell faced an abuse accusation dating back to 1962. He had been convicted of drug dealing and involved in illegal gambling, tax evasion and organized crime in a labor union." He also had an impressive 39 court convictions under his belt at the time. The Media has been observing the climate against the Catholic Church in Australia for some time now, and we have never seen anything like it.
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