Pope Francis has decried the persecution of ‘innocent’ people, hours after Cardinal George Pell walked free from prison.
The High Court’s decision concludes one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Australian history.
George Pell’s acquittal comes after the High Court rejected what it described as a ‘specious’ attempt to have the cardinal retried.
In their written conclusion, the seven judges of the High Court reveal how they came to their judgment in the Pell case.
Those who neither canonise nor despise George Pell should be grateful the High Court has settled this protracted drama.
The High Court has unleashed a devastating critique of a weak case that was built on ignorance of Catholic Church tradition.
No one should be surprised if George Pell is acquitted by the High Court when it delivers its judgment shortly after 10am.
Lawyers are preparing to file a class-action suit against Carnival Corporation on behalf of passengers and families on the Ruby Princess.
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Police abuse of ‘extraordinary’ new coronavirus powers is inevitable, civil libertarians believe.
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Eric Johnston joined The Australian in July 2014. Previously he was the business editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, overseeing award-winning business coverage and driving investigative reporting. He also has worked at The AFR and as a correspondent with Dow Jones, where his stories appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
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