Allegations against Cardinal George Pell continue to mount at child abuse Royal Commission
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcast: 21/05/2015, Reporter: David Mark
Cardinal George Pell is under growing pressure to appear before the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse after allegations he tried to bribe a victim to stay quiet, claims that he denies.
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The allegations against Australia's most senior clergy at the Vatican, Cardinal George Pell, continue to mount at the Royal commission into child sexual abuse.
David Ridsdale, the nephew and victim of notorious paedophile Gerald Ridsdale, has claimed Cardinal Pell tried to . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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