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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 27, 2021 – Hour 2

Cardinal George Pell joins us for a wide-ranging discussion looking at his time in prison and his thoughts on the state of the Church.

Cardinal Pell reflects on his time in prison – and much more

Cardinal George Pell was falsely accused, tried, and convicted of molesting two choir boys after Mass.  One of the accusers changed his story twenty-four times and the case was so weak it was later thrown out by the Australian High Court.  The case was only thrown out, however, after Cardinal Pell spent more than 400 days in prison. He joins us to discuss the case, his time in prison, the Church in Germany, and many more topics.

George Cardinal Pell, formerly Archbishop of Sydney (2001 2014) and of Melbourne (1996­ 2001), Australia, was appointed in 2014 by Pope Francis as Prefect of the Secretariate for the Economy at the Vatican. He also served on Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals. Cardinal Pell received a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Urbanianum University in Rome, and his DPhil in Theology from the University of Oxford. His previous books include Test Everything and Issues of Faith and Morals.

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Cardinal Pell on What He Learned From His Time In Prison: ‘The Christian Package Works’

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