Why Neil Mitchell believes George Pell has unwittingly cemented his own downfall
Neil Mitchell believes George Pell has unwittingly cemented his own downfall.
By giving evidence from Rome instead of attending the Royal Commission hearing in Ballarat, Cardinal Pell has attracted a worldwide media contingent.
‘He didn’t intend to do it, but he’s turned the disgrace of the Catholic church in Australia into an international incident and in doing so, I believe, he’s sealed his fate.
‘I believe George Pell’s career is finished.’
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‘If you are a good, church-going, God-fearing Catholic, don’t view this as an attack on the Catholic church,’ Neil Mitchell added
‘It is not.
‘It’s a defence of victims and survivors.
‘It is also a criticism and analysis of what happened some time ago, in the hope it gets nowhere near ever happening again.’
‘It’s like a large part of #Ballarat has been lifted up and plonked down in Rome, and it’s comforting.’
-sex abuse survivor Andrew Collins.
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Listen: Andrew Collins tells Neil Mitchell why this hearing feels different to previous