All roads lead to William St: World awaits Cardinal George Pell's day in court

All roads lead to William St: World awaits Cardinal George Pell's day in court

By Adam Cooper, Sydney Morning Herald, July 24, 2017

He is one of the highest ranking officials in the Catholic Church, but Cardinal George Pell could find himself rubbing shoulders with drink-drivers, drug users and other accused criminals when he attends court for the first time to answer to historical sex charges.

Melbourne Magistrates Court maintains it will take a business as usual approach to the high-profile case, which means Cardinal Pell could join the queue of accused criminals, solicitors and police waiting to get into the court on Wednesday morning.

 

Fairfax Media understands the Cardinal will be there on Wednesday morning.

A court spokeswoman confirmed the Cardinal would be required to . . .

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  • commented 2017-07-24 15:12:32 -0500
    “Cardinal George Pell could find himself rubbing shoulders with drink-drivers, drug users and other accused criminals when he attends court for the first time to answer to historical sex charges.”
    If it wasn’t for the seriousness of the crime, I would find this statement hilarious. Rubbing shoulders with drink-drivers, drug users and other accused criminals would be a step up for people like Cardinal Pell. After all what’s lower than a child molester? Molesters get beatup in prison because even the ‘scum of the earth’ one finds in a prison realize that nothing is lower than a child molester. If we could only get Roman Catholic to realize the same. I thought that I had met some pretty low people in my life until I went into Roman Catholic seminary and became a priest. It was only after I went into seminary did I find myself surrounded by child sexual molesters and an array of other sexual deviants-all studying for or already leaders in the Roman Catholic church. In all my prodigal years, I have never seen anything like the elite class of sexual deviants that makeup the leadership of the RCC.