I am sure that I have mentioned this before, but Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews, may be one of the best Premiers that Australia has.
First a bit about George Pell. George Pell, AC was an Australian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as the inaugural prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy between 2014 and 2019, and was a member of the Council of Cardinal Advisers between 2013 and 2018. Ordained a priest in 1966 and bishop in 1987, he was made a cardinal in 2003.
He was also nearly convicted of covering up pedophilia. He went through two courts and was found guilty, until the third court case. He was essentially Australia’s most powerful Catholic. He WAS also, one of the worst.
Dan Andrews, Victorian premier has made it “very clear” there will not be a state memorial service for George Pell, saying he couldn’t think of “anything more distressing” for abuse survivors.
“This will be a challenging time for friends and family … but also this will be a very challenging time for victim-survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, so our thoughts are with them,” he said.
While a memorial will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, where the late cardinal will be buried, the NSW government is also believed to have decided against a state memorial. Can I just say, that that is fantastic. There will be something for people who actually don’t think that man is in Hell right now.
But abuse survivors can rest a little easier, they find no justice on Earth, but they’ll know, Pell is in Hell.