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George Pell

Australian cardinal of the Catholic Church and convicted child sex offender

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George Pell is an Australian prelate of the Catholic Church and convicted child sex offender. He served as the inaugural Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy between 2014 and 2019; and was a member of the Council of Cardinal Advisers between 2013 and 2018. He previously served as the eighth Archbishop of Sydney (2001–2014), the seventh Archbishop of Melbourne (1996–2001) and an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne (1987–1996). He was created a cardinal in 2003. Ordained in 1966, he has also been an author, columnist, and public speaker. Since becoming Archbishop of Melbourne in 1996, he has maintained a high public profile on a wide range of issues, while retaining a strict adherence to Catholic orthodoxy. His views on the environment, and global warming in particular, however, are inconsistent with scientific consensus.

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The Sydney 2GB broadcaster and Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston have been removed from the list of journalists and outlets facing contempt allegations.
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A Melbourne editor and a Sydney radio shock jock have had contempt charges against them dropped over reporting of Cardinal George Pell's sex abuse convictions.
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