Will priests discuss George Pell at Sunday Mass?

Brisbane Times

Emily Woods Neelima Choahan

Tens of thousands of Victorians will go to mass this weekend, just days after Australia’s highest ranking Catholic was charged with historical sex abuse.

But how will Catholic priests address the allegations against Cardinal George Pell, if they address them at all?

Father Brendan Reed, from Our Lady of Good Counsel and All Hallows in Balwyn, said he would discuss the news, as “you can’t pretend it’s not happening”.

“I think people want to know what their priests are thinking when things like this come out in the public,” he said.

“I’ll be saying that I think we should have faith and trust in our judicial and legal system, that a just outcome is what everybody is hoping for, for all parties concerned.”

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