Neil Mitchell says George Pell is ‘finished’ and should ‘throw himself on the floor’
Neil Mitchell says Cardinal George Pell is finished.
The 3AW Mornings host said the more the royal commission on sex abuse in the Catholic church went on, the angrier he got with how it had all been handled.
‘George Pell should resign, quit, retire – I don’t care what you call it – just get out,’ Neil Mitchell said on Wednesday.
‘He should apologise sincerely, he should admit his failures and should meet personally with the survivors from Ballarat.
‘And if Christ could wash the feet of his disciples, then George Pell should throw himself on the floor in front of these people and beg forgiveness – that would be the Christian thing to do.
‘He must quit ? he’s finished.’
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But Andrew Collins, who has travelled to Rome with the survivors group, said he did not want Cardinal Pell to stand down.
‘If George Pell goes, we lose the highest ranking Australian in the Vatican that we can reach out to,’ he said.
Mr Collins said the trip was ‘never about’ forcing Cardinal Pell out of the church.
‘I would rather see him turn around, apologise, tell the truth, show some empathy and work with us,’ he said.
But he admits that so far, it hadn’t happened.
‘He has not looked at us at all. All he has to do is turn his head slightly,’ Mr Collins said.
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