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Cardinal Pell Acquitted - His Letter

Cardinal George Pell won his appeal at Australia’s High Court. His conviction on "abuse" charges was overturned unanimously on April 7.
He was 404 days, more than 13 months, in prison after being wrongfully convicted by the Melbourne County Court. Now, he is out and in a secure location.

The court found that the jury “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.”

The judges found "a significant possibility that an innocent person has been convicted because the evidence did not establish guilt to the requisite standard of proof."

Cardinal Pell said in a first statement that he holds no ill will toward his [mendacious] accuser. He thanks for all the prayers and “thousands of letters of support” (full letter below).

Australia charged an innocent man amidst the poisonous culture of anti-Catholic frenzy. Pell is Australia’s Dreyfus (19th century wrongful conviction in France).

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Caroline03
Oh what happy news! Thank you Jesus! God bless this Holy true Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. A fantastic present to those of us who mourned for what he faced for many long months. It's a wonderful gift to read this. Thank's be to God! 😇
De Profundis
"The only basis for long term healing is truth and the only basis for justice is truth, because justice means truth for all."
pmfji
BEST news in a long time - thank God!
Eva
US civil rights lawyer Andrea Picciotti-Bayer says Australian High Court would not allow Victoria’s prosecutors to get away with a ‘travesty’ that ‘bent the standards of proof’.
De Profundis
If you want to understand how Cardinal Pell was convicted of a crime be couldn't possibly have committed, look at the Australia Twitter response to the quashing of his conviction. The degree to which anti-Catholic bigotry infects Australia is on clear display.
Tesa
Cardinal Napier: "Deo gratias! Thanks be to God! Praise the Lord. The truth has prevailed! The Holy Masses & prayers offered every day for the last two years have been answered by the TRUTH!"