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Neil Mitchell explains why Cardinal George Pell should be given ‘special treatment’

Neil Mitchell says Cardinal George Pell should receive “some special treatment” at his first court appearance today.

The 3AW Mornings host predicted “bedlam” outside the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court when Cardinal Pell arrived.

Up to 100 local and international media are already camped outside, with supporters and protesters also there.

Neil Mitchell said it was undignified and dangerous.

“They won’t do it, but I think George Pell – to some extent – should get some special treatment today,” the 3AW Mornings host said.

“He should be taken in under the building, if possible.

“I don’t see you gain much with a public scrum, a seedy scrum, but that’ll happen.

“I think everybody should be equal before the law, but that means getting a fair trial and being judged on facts, I don’t think it necessarily relates in how you get into court.”

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