Say Pell didn't know for sure, is seems to be inconceivable that he hadn't heard the rumours of what was happening. Rumours of sexual abuse are an immediate cause of action. Those children needed protection from the devil and he did nothing to help them.
We are talking about the 70s and 80s here when he was basically just an ordinary priest. And it was a different time back then.
"It was a different time."
Aka 'we didn't know hiding those who fucked children and denying their crimes and refusing their victims compensation was wrong.'
If this piece of shit ever gets let back on the site, mods, promise to ban me for good?
No friggin' way.
But I can confirm that looking the other way on arse-fucking children was still a bit of a no-no even in the ancient times of 1986, it's not just you.
I hope that helps.
It started off as 'How could he have known?'
Then it moved to 'so what, it was the 80's, how could he know kiddie fiddling was bad?'
Quite a disturbing thread really
Pell, those per priest and even DT must know Christian churches were founded on the teachings of Jesus.
Here is what he had to say on the matter nearly 2000 years ago:
"... whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
Now Jesus is famous for being a peace loving type, so that gives you some idea of what he thought of these people.
I wonder what in the world Pell and all those ped priests were thinking when they read this part of the Gospels, especially to their congregations?