Vatican's Finance Chief, Cardinal Pell, Charged With Multiple Sex Assaults

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The Vatican's finance chief, Australia's highest ranking Roman Catholic and one of Pope Francis' most senior advisors, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with multiple sex offenses by Australian police in the latest blow to the Vatican’s attempts to put decades of child sex abuse scandals behind it.

"Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offenses," Victoria state police deputy commissioner Shane Patton said, following a police investigation that followed the same processes and procedures applied in other sex abuse cases. Cardinal Pell has been summoned to appear in court in Melbourne on July 18 to face the charges, which relate to complaints made by more than one person, according to the FT. To attend the hearing the 76-year-old would have to return to Australia from Rome, where he has been tasked by the Pope with cleaning up the Vatican’s finances.

Cardinal George Pell at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

He is to appear in Melbourne magistrates’ court on July 18 in a filing hearing and it relates to multiple charges and multiple complainants,” added Patton.

There might be up to 10 alleged victims, Australian news website reports, adding that they were minors at the time of the alleged assaults and are now aged from their late 20s to their early 50s. The allegations are believed to stretch from the time that Pell was a priest in the Australian town of Ballarat to when he was Archbishop of Melbourne. It is alleged that the cardinal groomed boys at a swimming pool in Ballarat in the 1970s and committed sexual assaults at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, according to The Australian.

Since 2014, Pell has lived in the Vatican, with which Australia has no extradition treaty, meaning the cardinal could potentially avoid prosecution if he chose not to return to his home country. However, the Australian Catholic Church said in a statement Thursday that the cardinal "will return to Australia, as soon as possible, to clear his name."

"He said he is looking forward to his day in court and will defend the charges vigorously," the statement added.

Over the past 18 months Cardinal Pell has publicly denied sex abuse allegations that were leaked to the Australian media. In July, ABC, the Australian state broadcaster, interviewed two complainants, Lyndon Monument and Damian Dignan, about alleged inappropriate touching at a Ballarat swimming pool in the 1970s. They both allege the cardinal touched their genitals while playing a game in the pool where he would throw them and the other boys up in the air. Cardinal Pell has repeatedly denied these allegations.


When news of the police probe initially emerged last year, Cardinal Pell wrote to Robin Scott, Victoria’s acting minister of police. He formally requested an inquiry into the “maliciously timed leaking of details of a police investigation into purported allegations” against him.

In a statement issued by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Cardinal Pell said he “strenuously denied” all the allegations.“Cardinal Pell will return to Australia, as soon as possible, to clear his name following advice and approval by his doctors who will also advise on his travel arrangements,” said the statement.

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Cardinal Pell has appeared several times at a long-running Australian government commissioned inquiry into institutional responses to child sex abuse, most recently last year via video-link from Rome. During that appearance Cardinal Pell denied he knew about abuse perpetrated by paedophile priests in the Australian town of Ballarat in the 1970s and 1980s. He has also denied claims that he tried to “silence” a victim of abuse.

Cardinal Pell cited ill health when making a decision not to return to Australia to appear before the committee in person.

Pell, 76, was promoted to cardinal in 2003 and three years ago he was appointed to serve as the Vatican treasurer, considered to be the third most powerful post behind the Pope. While it is the first time that formal charges are brought against the clergyman, he was subject of an investigation in the early 2000s after claims emerged that he had molested an altar boy back in the 1960s, The Age reported. At the time, Pell denied the allegations against him, dubbing them "lies."

In February, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released a report stating that more than 4,000 children, mostly boys, have been allegedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in Australia over a period of decades.

According to the investigation, since the 1950s some 7 percent of priests in the country were alleged perpetrators. The commission also said that since the 1980s, the Catholic Church has paid over $200 million to victims of alleged sex abuse committed by priests in Australia over decades.

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Cardinal Pell is the most senior Catholic church official to have been charged with sex offences. However, a series of international probes into the Church’s handling of sex abuse have uncovered evidence that paedophile priests were regularly moved between parishes rather than defrocked and referred to police.

The charges laid against Cardinal Pell will cast a cloud over the Pope Francis’s efforts to draw a line under child abuse issues that have dogged the church for decades. In a December letter to bishops, the Pope said there was “zero tolerance” for child sexual abuse by clergy.

Pope Francis has stood by Cardinal Pell throughout the Australian abuse scandals. When asked about Cardinal Pell last July, the Argentine pontiff said that “one cannot judge” before the judiciary had taken its course. “After the justice system speaks, I will speak,” the Pope added.

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Offthebeach's picture

"Appointment for one, Blackfriers Bridge!"

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Those priests just CANNOT quit grabbing the weenie. I mean damn. I swear guys, cut that shit out!

guidoamm's picture

Chastity does indeed make the church grow fondlers...

Fourth Horseman's picture

Just another duplicity in kike controlled western culture..

What about the kike witch doctors that suck babies cocks???

..and even give some of them herpes???

Sick fuckin kikes!

falconflight's picture

Get back to cleaning those kosher toilets, otherwise you'll get no scraps from the Human's Table.  

Stanley Lord's picture

The last Pope was removed in a silent coup, probably with the help of Obama.

yarpos's picture

and aliens and chemtrails

WillyGroper's picture

he was a nazi about to be exposed for his homosexual rape of boys.

Horse Pizzle's picture

Pope Franky's live in housekeeper turned up dead pregnant. Next thing you know Pell will be hanging from a bridge.

Pliskin's picture

Slightly O.T....but, I could never understand why Lord Janner (Chairman of the British Jewish Council) was never questioned over the allegations of child abuse, corroborated by numerous young men, and I could never understand why Lord janner (Chairman of the British Jewish Counciil) computers were never searched for images of Child porn, Why was Lord Janner (Chairman of the British Jewish Council) never made to answer to the allegations before him? 

Why did a Kiwi judge decide that Lord Janner (Chairman of the British Jewish Council) was too old and infirm to go to trial, even though he was still on the board of directors for a big British FTSE 100 company (making desicions)???

Terribly strange how Lord Janner (Chairman of the British Jewish Council) got off scot free on all 'allegations' 'evidence' of his crimes of Child rape?!?!

I just can't put my finger on why Lord Janner (Chairman of the British Jewish Council) was left alone to die in peace, with all these allegations against him?!?!?


See, that's where Myra Hindley, John Wayne Gacy went wrong, they should of claimed to be Jewish!




falconflight's picture

Low-life scum is adaptive and can eat most anything to subsist.  

WillyGroper's picture

"Why did a Kiwi judge decide that Lord Janner (Chairman of the British Jewish Council) was too old and infirm to go to trial, even though he was still on the board of directors for a big British FTSE 100 company (making desicions)???"

because the courts like every other institution have been infiltrated by this vermin.

Greenspazm's picture

You can bet a large sum that this incident represents only what was drawn out of a tiny chink in the wainscoting. The entirety of what goes on behind closed doors and in the cellars of the Catholic Church would probably not bear thinking about.

sebmurray's picture

"he has been tasked by the Pope with cleaning up the Vatican’s finances"


I'm sure a fat settlement will go a long way towards that goal

SoDamnMad's picture

Diplomatic Immunity

NuYawkFrankie's picture

In the 'Interests Of Full Disclosure'

In spite of the similarity in name, I am NOT the Pope, neither am I in CONTACT with the Pope,

Hope this goes at least some way in dispelling any lingering doubts.

Pax Domine Sit Semper Vobiscum.


JailBanksters's picture

A Sacrifical Lamb

Hey look over there, Stop looking at the Vatican.


Is-Be's picture

What did you expect?

He's a monotheist. Honour is not in their lexicon.

Mind you his tastes are not as exotic as the other two monotheistic cults. 

Long memory man's picture

the never ending story, keeps on giving.

OR he is doing a good job of sorting the books and hurting some bankers, so he gotta go.


Or both.

WillyGroper's picture

i'm shocked.

from pervert to finance...if i didn't know better i'd think they went hand n glove.


yarpos's picture

more a human resource credential I would have thought ,  but one shouldnt be limiting perverts their opportunities

pine_marten's picture

Give humans supremacy over others and soon there is abuse. And the worst aspire to position for this purpose above all else.

iamrefreshed's picture

See what happens when you let fags become priests?

Debtpool's picture

As much as United Methodist pastors like to criticize the Catholic churches, they should embrace it because these priests are more LGBT than Methodist pastors are allowed to be.

pine_marten's picture

The Catholic church is toast. They can drop any pretense of do gooding and busy themselves running their global criminal enterprises. 

finametrics's picture

Alot of j00z on here talking silly about God. Maybe go back to banging your head against the wall while mumbling incoherent nonsense?

falconflight's picture

Only had to read 3 comments to find a ZH one-celled organism blaming the Masters of the Universe. GED on EBT?

CatsPaw's picture

Fucking religion....

Hillarys Server's picture

The cardinal will return to Australia, as soon as possible, to clear his name from the impressive mountain of jism that rests upon it.

White Knight's picture

As what you might call an insider... let me offer a little perspective.

We were warned ahead of time that the world would be punished in the most severe way possible - spiritually. We were told that the Church would be infiltrated and apostasy would become the order of the day. It all broke forth at Vatican II. We were warned about this. The Catholic Mass was replaced with the Novus Ordo mass. Or, 'new order' mass. I'm not making that up. The Vatican is no longer Catholic. It is being usurped by an imposter, antiChrist church. The chair of Peter sits empty, Frankie is not the Pope. He is a communist mason who undoubtedly is shielding the kiddie touchers.

Gays get into seminaries easier than upsatnding, masculine young men. I would know, I was denied because I'm actually a man and actually a Catholic. I'm not kidding. I believe I have found a real seminary this year but I hate to get my hopes up, they're rare.

If I ever become a bishop... you will watch heads roll like you've never seen. This is why Francis is worried about the newer seminarians "beware of 'google' seminarians who 'know everything,' they are crows who will eat your eyes." - Yes, that is an actual, verified quote from the 'pope.'

Damn right Francis, and the crows are gaining in number, and we are coming for you and your ilk!  

WillyGroper's picture

we were told a lot of things.

all of them lies to disconnect you from your origins.

damn successful i might add.

ThanksIwillHaveAnother's picture

A bit behind the curve?  The churches are magnates for weirdos.

az_patriot's picture

The Catholic church has become a blight on Christianity.  While no church is perfect because it's made up of imperfect people, Catholicism has become a disaster -- pedophile priests, heretical teachings, and a radical political activist in charge of it all.  The best churches tend to be the non-denominationals. 

Dr. Acula's picture

"Pope Francis compares fake news consumption to eating faeces" - December 7 2016
"On December 8, Hillary Clinton responded to the conspiracy theory, speaking about the dangers of fake news websites"

Herdee's picture

The Vatican has a lot in common with Wahhabiism, they all like young boys.

Blanco Diablo's picture

How the Vatican created Islam.

A scheme had to be developed to make Jerusalem a Roman Catholic city.

"The great untapped source of manpower that could do this job was the children of Ishmael. The poor Arabs fell victim to one of the most clever plans ever devised by the powers of darkness."

The astonishing story from an ex-Jesuit priest, Alberto Rivera, which was told to him by Cardinal Bea while he was at the Vatican.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Yep, Islam has much in common with Nestorian Christianity, and the Ebionite sect (

You got to admit they had it right with regards to banning usury, though (which the RC Church was also against until the Protestant Reformation, thanks Calvin)!

And then it pays to remember that the Ottomans had two powerful Sultans, Mehmed II The Conqueror (Mehmed = Muhammad), and Suleiman the Magnificent (Solomon).

Ghostdog's picture

I wonder if all the Neoliberals who love this Pope because he believes in Climate Change are willing to send their naked child with him and his crony's for a weekend at Camp Rectory.....

star_guide's picture

Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences

iamerican4's picture

The pedo homo "engine for enslaving mankind" "real Anti-Christ" "cult of male prostitutes" - the pedophile homosexual priesthood of Babylon - relocated to Vatican Hill after Jehoshaphat's ejection of it from Jerusalem recounted in the "Book of Kings," we came to America - by all given prophetic signs the actual true and prophesied "Zion," "Israel Restored," God's "Promised Land," "a nation of unwalled villages" attacked by Gog (viz. Ezekiel 38:11) which "shelters the righteous remnant [non-pedo non-homo Celt/Hebrews] of the House of Israel" - in express covenant with the perfect Creator, God Almighty, to escape; with their partners in satanic psychopathy Christ-killers, (((Gog))), false-Jew Khazar hirelings from Gog and Magog to impale "tens of thousands" of Christs and Christ Immanuel for twice denying Caesar was God, to build their Empire on mass terror: by God's grace and the anointed Harbinger of the Apocalypse Wall-builder Donald Trump, shall soon fall as it is the "Risen Babylon."

All that remains for the process to be fulfilled, praise God, is that the Anti-Christ's "Guardian of the Vatican Treasury" Rothschild (Soros)/Rockefeller (Bush-Clinton) JFK-assassinating, 9/11-committing Vatican banker/FedScamming Organized Crime Beast Fifth Column, and its Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Lynch, Obama agents, be cast down by the sovereign American People - ruled only by Truth and Justice as the Founders and Prophets ordained by our named Sovereign. 

Satan's pedo homos - conformed to Rome or otherwise - object. 

N.B. All LGBTQ dysfunction, hence all evil in the world, is engendered by the child and infant rape and molestation proscribed by America's credal civil religion. This abomination - noted by God through history and Holy Scripture - is institutionalized by the clans and culture of what is now called "Islam" (naked men and boys circumambulated the Kaaba exclusively until relatively recently) - carried into the West by the Babylonian priesthood - since long before Sodom and Gomorrah and pharaonic Egypt.

God is not mocked. As our Black and White Founders' Whiggism established: each child is a miracle from God alone. To abuse one is satanic, and telling.

iamrefreshed's picture

Wow, they have Internet in the psycho ward?

deoxy's picture

It depends on what the definition of is, is.

Bernardo Gui's picture

Saving souls is long, hard work. Nothing like being able to stick your finger in an altar boy to help unwind.

mary mary's picture

Yet 6 of 9 USA Supreme Court Justices are Catholics.  Plus many Senators and Congressmen.  Paul Ryan.  VP Mike Pence (who pretends to be an Evangelical). 

Catholicism is a Chamber of Commerce, Political Party, and Employment Agency.  The way it works is, the Church doesn't mind if you don't show up for Mass, but you do need to vote.  Always vote for the Catholics running for office.  That way they can use that government office to syphon the taxpayers' money into the Church, and you can get your share of it, one way or another.

Maybe you can be the one getting elected.  Maybe you can be the one hired to run the Human Resources Dept for that government.  Maybe you can be one of the many that Human Resources Dept hires, and then promotes.  Maybe you can be the one who owns a business and gets the lucrative contracts from that government.  Maybe you can have a nice paying job running a "Charity" which that government subsidizes.  All good gigs.  All overpaid, one way or another.  All contributing to the inevitable bankrupting of that government.  Illinois, for example.  Puerto Rico, for another.  California and many New England States, close behind.

Why should you care?  You got yours.

Although we know that Zionists control the FED, and therefore the money, their 2% of the population is not enough manpower to run the system.  They need lots of bureaucrats.  Catholics.  At every level: City and County Commission, Police Chief and Sheriff, local, State, and Federal, Judges, State Legislators, Governor, Congressman, Senator, Vice President of the USA, Supreme Court Justice.  Maybe even a token seat on the FED itself.

Zionsim, Catholicism, and Islam all hide behind the skirts of "religion" but are actually just global Mafias.  Sometimes they work together, sometimes they fight one another.  They always steal from everyone else.  They are all organized and act along fascist lines.  It worked for the Romans, and it still works.

WillyGroper's picture

"Zionsim, Catholicism, and Islam all hide behind the skirts of "religion" but are actually just global Mafias."

all fruits from the same poisonous tree. 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Don't forget the secret societies and intelligence agencies!