Melbourne Archbishop to visit ‘friend’ George Pell in jail
The Archbishop of Melbourne says George Pell remains a friend and he plans on visiting the disgraced child abuser in jail.
Peter Comensoli told Neil Mitchell he has spoken to the Cardinal on a regular basis and describes him as “stoic”.
“I’ve remained a friend and I don’t shy away from that,” he said in an extensive interview on 3AW.
“But as the Archbishop of Melbourne I separate that sort of sense of the personal relationship to how do I as the Archbishop of Melbourne reach out to our own people, especially those who have been harmed.”
These comments from the Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli, have prompted a strong reaction from callers this morning. pic.twitter.com/l17s0hCRwv
— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) February 26, 2019
Melbourne’s Archbishop Peter Comensoli tells @3AWNeilMitchell that he considers George Pell a friend, “and I don’t shy away from that”. But he has to make a distinction between personal and professional role to care for church.
— Heidi Murphy (@heidimur) February 26, 2019
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