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My anger with George Pell has been replaced by immense sadness

I don’t see a monster.

I see all the women and children and men and nuns and priests destroyed by shame, fear and lies

  • Christos Tsiolkas
  • The Guardian

I  have been angry with Cardinal George Pell for a long time.

That anger was first stirred by his absolute disdain for extending compassion to people living with Aids, and also by his refusal to accept queer people into Catholic fellowship.

I was also made furious by his perverting of the teachings of the Gospels, most clearly visible in his prioritising of political alliances with the rich and the powerful rather than offering ministry and care to those most in need.

So I understand the…

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