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Fallen: The Inside Story of the Secret Trial and Conviction of Cardinal George Pell

Fallen: The Inside Story of the Secret Trial and Conviction of Cardinal George Pell
 

There was an eerie silence in the packed courtroom as everyone looked towards the foreman of the jury. 'Guilty' he pronounced five times. The third most senior Catholic cleric in the world had been found guilty of sex crimes against children. It seemed unimaginable. Investigative... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760876050
Barcode 9781760876050
Release Date 17 September 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Morris-Marr, Lucie
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ISBN-13 9781760876050
ISBN-10 1760876054
Stock Release date is 17 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Release Date 17 September 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Morris-Marr, Lucie
Category True Crime
Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Child Abuse
Australian
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 345.940253
Catalogue Code 1000385

Description of this Book

There was an eerie silence in the packed courtroom as everyone looked towards the foreman of the jury. 'Guilty' he pronounced five times. The third most senior Catholic cleric in the world had been found guilty of sex crimes against children. It seemed unimaginable. Investigative journalist Lucie Morris-Marr was the first to break the story that Cardinal George Pell was being investigated by the police. She attended every day of his secret trial, and she now tells the full story of the fall of a prince of the church. From his modest upbringing, his steady rise to the most senior ranks of the church in Australia, to his appointment by Pope Francis to the position of treasurer in the Vatican, it seemed nothing could stop George Pell. Yet in 2016 Lucie Morris-Marr broke the story that Pell was being investigated by the Victorian police, and Pell returned to Australia to stand trial. Fallen includes many details from the dramatic court proceedings that have not been reported, as well as the author's journey investigating the biggest story of her career and the attacks she endured from Pell supporters. This book also charts how Pell's shocking conviction struck the inner sanctum of the Holy See, plunging the Catholic Church into an unprecedented crisis after of decades of clergy abuse cases. It is a gripping story that will fascinate anyone interested in the Catholic Church and its failure to address the canker in its heart.

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Author's Bio

British-born investigative journalist, writer and broadcaster Lucie Morris-Marr was twice highly commended as Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards while working on domestic and international assignments for the Daily Mail in London. In 2006 she moved to Sydney as Associate Editor of Marie Claire where she focused on long form investigative journalism. She went on to work as a senior writer for the Herald Sun in Melbourne where she became the first reporter in the world to uncover a secret police investigation into Cardinal George Pell regarding child sexual abuse allegations. The author covered the subsequent legal case for The New Daily and CNN.

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