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Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal

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Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal

    The day George Pell walked free – The Reckoning podcast

    The day George Pell walked free – The Reckoning podcast

    Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to David Marr and Melissa Davey about the high court decision that quashed George Pell’s child sexual abuse convictions

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    How George Pell lost his appeal and what happens next – The Reckoning podcast

    How George Pell lost his appeal and what happens next – The Reckoning podcast

    The cardinal has failed in his attempt to overturn his conviction for child sexual abuse crimes. Why did two judges reject his appeal and why did the third judge disagree? David Marr and Melissa Davey discuss the case and consider what happens now for George Pell Victim advocates cheer as Pell appeal rejected: ‘Hallelujah – proof there is a God’ David Marr: At the verdict George Pell didn’t flinch; he just pursed his lips a little. He was going back to jail How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

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    George Pell's appeal: will the verdict stand? – The Reckoning podcast

    George Pell's appeal: will the verdict stand? – The Reckoning podcast

    Over two days in Melbourne, lawyers put to the Victorian court of appeal arguments about whether George Pell’s convictions should be put aside. David Marr and Melissa Davey highlight the most interesting discussions from the court and ask some key questions: did Pell’s defence fail because his team argued it was impossible for the crimes to be committed? Did the prosecution fail to sing the praises of the role of the jury? What must the three judges be thinking? • David Marr: after a train wreck of a day, George Pell’s fate hinges on alibi evidence

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    Why George Pell was sentenced to six years and what happens next – The Reckoning podcast

    Why George Pell was sentenced to six years and what happens next – The Reckoning podcast

    In an extraordinary sitting of the county court of Victoria, chief judge Peter Kidd sat and delivered a detailed sentence to George Pell for the five counts of child sexual abuse he had been found guilty of. Melissa Davey tells David Marr why this was a ‘masterclass’ verdict and brings us the personal accounts of those harmed by Pell’s crimes. Read the judge’s full sentencing remarks here David Marr: George Pell’s jailing defies the might of Rome but his fall is too appalling for celebration

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    David Marr on the extraordinary rise of George Pell – The Reckoning podcast

    David Marr on the extraordinary rise of George Pell – The Reckoning podcast

    Now that George Pell has been found guilty of child sexual abuse, we can ask ourselves: what does his story tell us about the Catholic church? The rise of Pell, from a country diocese in Australia to the highest ranks of the Vatican, shows us what attitudes and actions find swift promotion in this ancient organisation• David Marr: Brutal and dogmatic, George Pell waged war on sex – even as he abused children• Timeline: the rise and fall of George Pell

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    Inside George Pell’s trial: ‘The room was deathly silent’ – The Reckoning podcast

    Inside George Pell’s trial: ‘The room was deathly silent’ – The Reckoning podcast

    In 2018 George Pell found himself in a Melbourne courtroom facing five charges of child sexual abuse. The cardinal had hired one of the top defence barristers in the state, who argued that what Pell was accused of was completely impossible. But at the end of the trial Pell sat impassively as in a hushed courtroom he was found guilty of all charges. How did he lose this case? Melissa Davey sat in on the trial and tells David Marr the details only someone who was in the courtroom would know • David Marr: Brutal and dogmatic, George Pell waged war on sex – even as he abused children • Follow live updates on the reaction to Pell’s conviction

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