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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 (Paperback)

By Morris-Marr, Lucie

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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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ISBN 9781760876050
Published AU 17 Sep 2019
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
234 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781760876050
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 17 Sep 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Morris-Marr, Lucie
Category True Crime
Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Child Abuse
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 345.940253
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Child sexual abuse by clergy - Australia, Trials Child sexual abuse - Australia
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade