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Cardinal George Pell will walk free from jail after all convictions were today quashed by the High Court of Australia in a shock judgement.

7/04/2020 3:22:00 AM

Cardinal George Pell will walk free from jail after all convictions were today quashed by the High Court of Australia in a shock judgement.

Cardinal George Pell will walk free from jail after all convictions were today quashed by the High Court of Australia in a shock judgement.\n\nThe court released a statement explaining the decision which renders Pell's earlier convictions of sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s null and void.\n\n'Today, the High Court granted special leave to appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and unanimously allowed the appeal,' the court wrote.\n \n'The High Court found that the jury, acting rationally on the whole of the evidence, ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant's guilt with respect to each of the offences for which he was convicted, and ordered that the convictions be quashed and that verdicts of acquittal be entered in their place.'\n\n\n

07/04/2020|3minCardinal George Pell will walk free from jail after all convictions were today quashed by the High Court of Australia in a shock judgement. The court released a statement explaining the decision which renders Pell's earlier convictions of sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s null and void. "Today, the High Court granted special leave to appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and unanimously allowed the appeal," the court wrote. "The High Court found that the jury, acting rationally on the whole of the evidence, ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant's guilt with respect to each of the offences for which he was convicted, and ordered that the convictions be quashed and that verdicts of acquittal be entered in their place."

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What's the shock? That 'white van man' forms a lynch mob? Or that hc corrected them. Maybe we do need a nanny state? 😡 Pell was guilty by association in the media and they portrayed it that way....shouldn't have made it to trial at all. And during that time you did nothing about it either In a 7 to 0 ruling it's hardly a shock.

Absolutely 'shock judgement'. How much did the church pay the court? Fuck the court’s What a shame,God help us It wasn't a shock judgment to many of us - 7 to nil - justice at last - the ABC led the media pack as the last few days there was a documentary on pedophile priests and then 2 'new accusers' dug up and now scratching around for redacting and civil cases

He was given the unfairest of trials by MSM and leftist extremists! It's hardly surprising the High Court panel unanimously voted to acquit him! Tremendo All the victims made up the same story?pffffff He should be left in their for life the scumbag The VICTORIA POLICE should be put in jail. pathetic shame on you VICTORIA POLICE you have no respect from people.

I have to ask. How many of our High Court judges are also paedophiles? What about the lawyers? I am glad to see this as proof that our legal system does eventually recognise “Beyond reasonable doubt”. He may or may not have been guilty; but the evidence at trial never proved it. While everyone else in the country is maintaining 1.5 meter distance from each other apparently the media once again think the rules do not apply to them looking at the coverage of Pell today.

Shock judgement? A conviction based purely on hearsay with no reliable evidence or witnesses? How is that a shock. The only shock was the partisan jury and Victorian activist judges with an axe to grind trying to destroy a good man because he is a conservative Christian voice. And people still think Lindy, not the dingo did it.

It shouldn’t be a shock. There were substantial evidence gaps making beyond a reasonable doubt difficult. This is an example of trial by media and an indictment on the VIC justice system. Its not what you know its who you know as they say. The only one's displaying (read feigning ) shock are the left who were prepared to send an innocent person to jail to sate their hate of Catholicism and Pell. Lefty heads be a poppin'....

What a joke Yet another indication of the perilous state of the Victorian judiciary. Cardinal Pell can now go home to retire and vindicated. This has been a witch hunt from the very first day. I have no doubt there are people guilty of this kind of vile acts but Cardinal Pell is not one of them. Pays to have unlimited church money & political connections !

Unfcuking believable.... What a disgraceful decision Pell is guilty as sin I stand with the survivors today and everyday into the future. istandwiththesurvivors Not shocked at all. Should have never gone to trial in the first place. No evidence of substance was ever presented. The question that needs to be answered as a result of this is ‘Can someone who is not Labor/green supporter, or unionist, get a fair trial in Victoria? cporterwa

It was always the predictable outcome, sadly. Once again our judicial system let’s us all down as it sides with the hidden hands on the levers of power. F$&k you George! Pell not guilty. Evil has not prevailed. It was a con job from the start So child molestation is legal now, just because ScottMorrisonMP loves god?

Justice definitely isn't blind in Australia. The law is obviously applied based on who you are. The Kangaroo 'High' Court. What a joke - this sets a legal precedent that other child molesters can leverage from in the future - disgusting. I hope he gets the virus Justice is observed by the law and a man is set free.

Pressure from the Vatican and another scumbag Paedophile walks free.Where’s the justice for his victims and family’s. SHAME On You Justice system. F O U N D G U I L T Y B Y A J U R Y ! PedoPell will always be PedoPell It's NOT a 'shock Judgement'! Twits Power 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 Someone please explain how being a kiddy fondler is now ok? Corruption DemandAnswers

What a disgrace, I see priests are still above the law. Screw the Jury system, you are not allowed to form a view if it differs from high court judges. “Should have had reasonable doubt” - what’s the point of a jury then? I say nothing… He will be meeting his maker and atoning for his crimes and evil soon enough in a far more powerful way than any court in the land could ever dish out.

Please dont let your after dark talent celebrate this for hours for the next few weeks. Whether you agree or disagree with the judgement this case will trigger strong emotions in victims of clerical abuse and their families. Id hope issue is dealt with quickly then move on Would hardly call it a shock judgment. The court of appeal decision was split 2-1, so it has been seen as legally questionable for quite awhile. The fact that it was a unanimous 7-0 decision in the High Court speaks volumes.

Friends in high places, filthy dog hades awaits this POS. Andrew Bolt, Tony Abbott and the other IPA scumbags will be happy Hardly surprising, when you understand that pedophiles occupy the highest offices of the land. Kiddie-fuckers are literally dictating your very existence, through the laws they create. Why are you people okay with this?

Just before Easter too there is a god He knows his guilt, he knows he will be damned for eternity for what he has done and he knows just how many thousands of lives were destroyed on his watch . If the powerful allies think this expunges his guilt then they are very wrong . What an absolute bloody joke he's been Convicted via a Jury but because he's got mates in very very high places he's out of jail these High Court Judges are a fucken disgrace!!!

Who’s shocked He will serve justice outside the walls instead of being protected inside them. You will have your day you filthy rock spider...... Why is it a shock judgment? Scum try and get your money now worms well done justice he not that stupid Don't worry God will serve justice!

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George Pell will walk free from prison after High Court quashes child sex abuse convictionBreaking: The High Court quashes George Pell's conviction, with Cardinal Pell to walk free from prison. paedophilePell We can only hope that due to his age, he gets Coronavirus. 😡 😡👎

Pell to walk free after High Court overturns convictionBreaking Cardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after the High Court overturned his conviction for historic child sex offences Is it the 1st of April again? This is a fucking joke! George Pell is a paedo and was convicted by a jury. High Court of Australia is corrupt. He should celebrate by going on a nice cruise.

High Court to hand down George Pell decisionAustralia's High Court will hand down its decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final appeal opportunity in Brisbane on Tuesday morning. Waiting for appeal denied decision. Witches were burnt for less.. 🤔 gelatiparty

In a near-empty room on Tuesday morning, the High Court will seal George Pell's fateThere will be no crowds of victims' advocates or the Cardinal's supporters when the High Court hands down its decision on George Pell's final bid for freedom. Cease the drama. Monsters deserve no pity. Bullet behind the ear for this dirty nonce. For the victims and their families sakes, I hope this scumbag doesn’t get off tomorrow.

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