WelCom October 2021
Jesuit Fr Frank Brennan, an Australian writer and legal scholar, says he believes the proceedings against Cardinal Pell were the result of a political vendetta against the prelate. According to Fr Brennan, Victoria’s policing and criminal justice systems erred so seriously in relation to Cardinal George Pell that it shows not even victims of abuse or bona fide complainants, let alone an accused person like the cardinal, could rely on them. The law professor and rector of Newman College at the University of Melbourne attended key parts of Cardinal Pell’s trials and appeals and had access to court transcripts. In April he published a book entitled ‘Observations on the Pell proceedings’.