Victims left reeling from shock Pell decision

Dec. 11, 2015, The Courier (Australia)

CLERGY sex abuse survivors have been left reeling by news Cardinal George Pell will not be appearing at the child sex abuse inquiry next week. Victim and nephew of disgraced priest Gerard Ridsdale said the lives of survivors had been thrown into turmoil again. 

He called for Cardinal Pell to “come and face the music” like the survivors have been forced to do for years. 

Cardinal Pell is unable to make his anticipated appearance at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse next week due to ill health, his lawyer has said.

Cardinal Pell's counsel, Allan Myers QC, told the hearing on Friday that Cardinal Pell, who is based in Rome, had  . . . 

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