Victim Says Cardinal Pell Must Come Home

Sky News
May 21, 2015

If he has nothing to hide, Cardinal George Pell should come home and face the music, according to a man who was abused at the hands of Christian Brothers during the 1940s.

A man abused by Christian Brothers says Cardinal George Pell should come back to Aust and testify at the royal commission.

Brutally raped, beaten and emotionally abused by 10 Brothers at a Bindoon boys' home for five years, John Hennessy said Cardinal Pell must come home to face the child abuse royal commission.

Claims that Cardinal Pell had been involved in moving a known pedophile, ignoring a victim's complaint and bribery were made at the Ballarat hearings this week.

'He needs to come home, come clean and go to the royal commission,' Mr Hennessy told AAP on Thursday.

Given Cardinal Pell's position and the chance he could one day become the Pope, Mr Hennessy said the world would be watching to see how he dealt with allegations made against him.

Regardless of whether Cardinal Pell was called as a witness, Pope Francis should order him to attend the royal commission anyway, Mr Hennessy said.








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