There is one point where the Pell cheerleaders are right

Sydney Morning Herald

John Silvester

Is there a more polarising figure in Australia than Cardinal George Pell?

His clipped speech, at times imperious language, and senior position in a church that failed lamentably to deal with paedophiles in its own ranks has left him detested by many.

But that is a long way from declaring him a criminal, a predator and child molester.

Pell is the subject of a police investigation that he sexually assaulted young boys at the Ballarat public swimming pool in the 1970s.

Earlier this week two complainants told their story to the ABC and the response has been explosive.

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