Monday, April 27, 2020

Questions remain about Christ Church Cathedral after Lawrence decides against appealing

From Australia-

That's the term the Anglican Dean of St John's Cathedral in Brisbane, Peter Catt, used in October last year to describe the whirlwind of anger, confusion and often disbelief that swirls through church communities dealing with revelations of clerical child sexual abuse.
Reverend Catt was writing in the Newcastle Herald soon after the defrocked former Anglican dean of Newcastle, Graeme Lawrence, was sentenced to eight years jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 1991. 

A few weeks later, the High Court of Australia would accept a second appeal from Cardinal George Pell after his original conviction in the so-called "Cathedral trial" was upheld the first time. 

Lawrence lodged his own appeal at the end of October, and was no doubt buoyed when he learned that Cardinal Pell's appeal would be heard, and then succeed

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