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  • Justice at Last: George Pell Cleared

    04/06/2020 7:24:03 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | 7th April 2020
    Finally, despite the worst efforts of Victoria Police, Victoria’s legal system, and the media’s smear factory, Cardinal George Pell has had his conviction overturned by the High Court. The full judgment can be read here. “A” refers to the choirboy and “B” to his deceased fellow chorister. Below some key elements of that unanimous ruling:57. In this Court, the respondent correctly noted that a number of the claimed improbabilities raise the same point. It remains that acceptance of A’s account of the first incident requires finding that: (i) contrary to the applicant’s practice, he did not stand on the steps...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/6/2020

    04/06/2020 7:58:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Late Breaking News from Australia where its Tuesday. The child sex abuse convictions of Australia's Cardinal George Pell have been overturned.... Lack of agreement on preliminary targets to cut oil production holding up the OPEC+ nations from starting their talks... But other talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia are moving forward.... In Iraq early this morning rockets struck a facility connected with foreign oil firms operating in Iraq including the American Haliburton... There's a report that an American military officer has been killed in an ambush in northeastern Syria.... Easter is coming this Sunday and in Idaho Ammon Bundy and...
  • Cardinal Pell is being released from prison right now

    04/06/2020 7:30:04 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    Sky News Australia | 7th April 2020
    Australian TV is showing the Cardinal leaving the prison in what is basically a small motorcade.
  • PELL CLEARED: Cardinal George Pell will walk free from jail after 400 days behind bars as the High Court QUASHES his convictions for sexually assaulting two choirboys

    04/06/2020 5:13:33 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7th April 2020 | Luke Henriques-Gomes
    The High Court has quashed Cardinal George Pell’s convictions, unanimously allowing his appeal.
  • Australia’s High Court Overturns Cardinal George Pell’s Convictions For Child Sexual Abuse

    04/06/2020 6:39:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/06/2020 | BY MIMI NGUYEN LY
    Cardinal George Pell is to be released from prison after he won his appeal, and Australia’s highest court on Tuesday overturned his convictions for child sexual abuse. A full bench of seven judges ruled that Pell’s conviction for child sex abuse should be overturned and he should walk free immediately. They unanimously determined that the jury should have had reasonable doubts as to Pell’s guilt and that the jury had not properly considered all the evidence at his trial. Pell, 78, became the highest-ranking Catholic clergyman worldwide to be imprisoned for child sex offenses after he was arrested in 2018...
  • Cardinal George Pell to Be Freed as High Court Overturns Sex Abuse Conviction

    04/06/2020 5:41:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon April 6, 2020 | Hilary Whiteman
    Cardinal George Pell will be immediately freed from prison after Australia's High Court unanimously overturned his conviction on five counts of historical child sex abuse. The momentous decision, handed down Tuesday by Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, ends a five-year legal battle that started when a man in his 30s approached police alleging Pell had abused him as a child in the mid-1990s. At the time, Pell was Vatican Treasurer and the highest ranking Catholic official to ever be publicly accused of child sex offenses. Pell strenuously denied the charges, which he dismissed in a 2016 police interview as a "product...
  • Vatican Officials: Swiss Bank Suspected of Money Laundering Led to Pell Conflict

    11/27/2019 5:41:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 11/21/19 | Ed Condon
    Pell was reportedly reprimanded for “interfering in sovereign business” by looking into the Vatican Secretariat of State’s dealings with a Swiss bank with a long track record of violating fraud safeguards.The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican financial authorities. At the center of the conflict was a multimillion-dollar line of credit used to fund a controversial investment in London property speculation. Sources inside the Vatican’s Prefecture for the Economy confirmed to CNA that a substantial part of the $200 million used to finance the Secretariat of State’s...
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Western Culture is Under Attack.

    03/02/2019 9:58:07 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 19 replies
    The Guardian (see link in body of thread) ^ |
    Democracy. Freedom of Speech. The Presunption of Innocence. The need for guilt to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. These pillars of Western society are under attack from within.
  • The Networks That Snared George Pell

    09/01/2019 7:01:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Quadrant Magazine (Australia) ^ | 1st September 2019 | Paul Collits
    As Cardinal Pell prepares his next and final legal move – an appeal to the High Court – from the discomfort of solitary confinement, amid growing alarm at the rejection of his appeal by a majority of Judges sitting as the Victorian Court of Appeal, much of the recent commentary on the case has focused on post-trial developments. There is emerging concern, not just among Pell’s small army of supporters, or even just Catholics, but among observers of the legal system and those who cherish individual protections under the law, that not only was a wrong inflicted on an innocent...
  • The Contradictions of the Choirboy (Cardinal Pell case Australia)

    09/01/2019 6:57:53 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    Quadrant Magazine (Australia) ^ | 1st September 2019 | Keith Windschuttle
    ..... The case against the choirboy’s credibility: # The sacristy had been renovated since 1996 and did not look the same as it did then. The choirboy saw the renovated room in 2016 and declared it looked the same as it did in 1996. Therefore, his memory is suspect. # The choirboy testified that he had only been in the sacristy once, at the time of the sexual assault, but it is highly probable he saw inside it several times before and after December 1996 in both an introductory tour of the cathedral and as the boys went back and...
  • In Australia, Catholic-haters have just convicted an innocent cardinal for sexual abuse

    08/24/2019 8:49:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/22/2019 | Julia Yost
    By 2-to-1 vote, an Australian appellate court this week dismissed George Cardinal Pell’s appeal of his conviction on five counts of “historic” child sexual abuse. For Pell’s supporters, the decision can hardly be surprising. Given the way things had gone, a just outcome would have come as a shock. Prosecutors accused Pell of surprising two choirboys who were guzzling communion wine in the sacristy of the Melbourne cathedral immediately after Mass one Sunday in 1996. The cardinal was charged with forcing the boys to fellate him while he was still vested in archbishop’s robes. The allegations were utterly implausible —...
  • Australian Reporters Charged Over [Cardinal] George Pell Gag Order Violations

    04/01/2019 6:06:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/26/19 | Rod McGuirk
    CANBERRA, Australia — Some of Australia’s highest-profile journalists face possible prison sentences and large media organizations could be fined after being ordered to appear in court next month for allegedly breaching a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys. Reporting in any format accessible from Australia about the former Vatican economy chief’s convictions in a Melbourne court in December was banned by a judge’s suppression order that was only lifted in February. Such suppression orders are common in the Australian and British judicial systems, and breaches can result in jail terms....
  • (Cardinal) George Pell's full sentencing, as issued by Chief Judge Peter Kidd

    03/13/2019 3:26:55 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years' jail for the sexual abuse of two Melbourne choirboys in the 1990s. This is the transcript provided by the County Court of Chief Judge Peter Kidd's full sentencing remarks: Warning: Contains details that may distress some readers. Cardinal George Pell, on 11 December 2018 you were convicted by a jury of five charges of sexual offending by you against two young boys in 1996 and 1997 in St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne. You were convicted of one offence of Sexual Penetration of a Child under 16 years and four offences of...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday-Wednesday 3/12-3/13/2019

    03/13/2019 5:12:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The House of Commons rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan 391-242 Tuesday night.... A "free vote" set for Wednesday on exiting the EU with 'no deal'..... There was concern for the fate of Venezuelan journalist Luis Carlos Diaz, who disappeared after leaving leaving his offices Monday afternoon.... US National Security Adviser again warning the Maduro government and the security forces that any harm to President Guaido and the National Assembly will be met with a: "significant response"..... Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments.... Israel releasing a story about Hezbollah operating in southern...
  • Dozens of Journalists Accused of Breaching Gag Order on [Cardinal] Pell

    03/01/2019 5:20:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AP ^ | 2/28/19 | Rod McGurk
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said Thursday. Reporting in any format accessible from Australia of details of the former Vatican economy chief’s convictions in a Melbourne court in December was banned by a judge’s suppression order that was only lifted this week. Such suppression orders are commonplace in the Australian and British judicial systems, and breaches can result in jail terms. But the enormous...
  • News Corp Columnist Andrew Bolt says Cardinal George Pell was falsely convicted of sexually abuse

    02/27/2019 7:59:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies ^ | 02/27/2019 | Ben Graham
    Andrew Bolt believes Cardinal George Pell is an innocent man who has been wrongly convicted. Speaking on his Sky News show last night, the News Corp columnist said he had “serious misgivings” about Pell’s guilty verdict. “I just can’t accept it, based on what I consider is the overwhelming evidence of this trial,” he said. “And I base that opinion also on how many times Pell has been accused of crimes and sins he clearly did not do. “Pell could well be an innocent man who is being made to pay for the sins of his church and made to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/27/2019

    02/27/2019 5:15:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan is saying it shot down two Indian jets in its airspace in Kashmir today. Pakistan says it bombed open ground but did not bomb six military targets it identified in the region. Pakistani Prime Minister Imram Khan says "We shot down two of their Migs. The pilots are with us". Khan has asked for dialogue with India.... A Saudi Arabian man, accused off the hit and run death of a 15-year-old in Oregon, is unlikely to face justice in the US. Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was bailed out of jail in Oregon and surrendered his passport, but was...
  • Cardinal George Pell maintains his innocence, plans to appeal his sex-abuse conviction

    02/26/2019 8:39:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/26/2019 | Lianne Laurence
    Lawyers for Cardinal George Pell are working to keep the 77-year-old Australian prelate out of jail pending an appeal of his convictions of sexually abusing minors. The highest ranking churchman to be charged with sexual offenses, Pell was convicted in December 2018, but details of his trial were under a publication ban until Tuesday. It has now been revealed that Pell was convicted of one charge of sexually penetrating a child under 16 and four counts of committing an indecent act on a child under 16, the BBC reported. Judge Peter Kidd lifted the ban after prosecutors dropped a second...
  • George Pell: Cardinal found guilty of sexual offences in Australia

    02/25/2019 5:25:54 PM PST · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/26/2019 | BBC
    Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of sexual offences in Australia, making him the highest-ranking Catholic figure to receive such a conviction. The verdict was handed down in December, but it could not reported until now due to legal reasons. Pell is due to be sentenced on Wednesday. His lawyers say he will appeal against the conviction. As Vatican treasurer, the 77-year-old cardinal is one of the Church's most powerful officials. His trial was heard twice last year because a first jury failed to reach a verdict. A second jury unanimously convicted him of one charge of sexually penetrating...
  • Cardinal George Pell's Barrister: Loud, Socially Progressive and an Avowed Atheist

    02/16/2018 10:49:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    16 February 2018 | Tim Elliott
    Cardinal George Pell's barrister: loud, socially progressive and an avowed atheist (The Age cannot be posted.)