Ellis response not Christian: Pell



An inquiry into Catholic Church legal liability in abuse cases heard how Cardinal George Pell took a hardline with one victim to stop people suing.

Cardinal George Pell agreed that putting a sex abuse victim through a legal wringer was un-Christian when he faced a child abuse inquiry in March.

The hearing was the eighth by the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.

It was revisiting the well-known John Ellis case to explore Catholic Church legal liability.

Father Aidan Duggan abused John Ellis when he was an altar boy between 1974 and 1979. The impact hit Mr Ellis as an adult and broke him mentally.

He lost his job as a partner in a law firm.

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