All sex abuse victims of the Catholic Church will be very disappointed, even devastated by today’s High court decision in relation to George Pell- but that’s the system we live live under, it’s not the jury system that found him not guilty but that particular part of the legal system unavailable to many Australians, the High Court.
It’s not a system available to the marginalised, the oppressed and the working poor. It’s a system not usually afforded by most Australians. It’s not for the Low.
It’s a privileged system for those who have the privilege, the money and the power, the high court justified their decision today by arguing that there was a lack of Collaborating evidence .
Mind boggling. If you take into account the other victim was unable to collaborate or give evidence because he took his own life as a young man because of the abuse.
There are some positives that can be drawn out of the decision today but cannot go to the high courts decision
Cardinal Pell was not charged with the wilful cover up and defence of paedophile priests who ran rampant in the church under his guidance, he was not charged with the horrible and sadistic crimes carried out by his fellow members of the Catholic Church, but he was just as guilty for the crimes he covered up by his wilful refusal to demand that these priests live by their religious beliefs and the teachings of the bible
Raping children cannot be found in the pages of the bible but Pell knew it was wrong and covered it up!
Victims will argue that the they have lost faith in the system, I don’t have enough confidence in the upper echoleons of the legal system but have faith in a system of community legal centres and lawyers and the jury system, and victims with the courage to speak out
The current Pope came out in Pells defence today and compared him to Christ, How Offensive !!!!
George Pell is as guilty as every priest, brother or other member of the church carrying out the rape and sodomy of every child, male or female, under their care
He defended or covered up their abuse in the courts by giving references to the most sadistic and depraved individuals or moving them from parish to parish to cover up their crimes .
No , George Pell is as guilty of these crimes as the priests who raped young children but he was never charged with hiding and defending these animals as fellow Catholics
He was found “not guilty” today of the abuse of two young choir boys, one who was not able to give evidence because he took his own life, but I wholeheartedly believe every other victim of this institutional abuse of a depraved and evil religion such as the Catholic Church
I appeal to my friends who have been subjected to such abuse I believe you, as a victim of such abuse don’t let this latest decision defer you from seeking justice.