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Abuse Survivor: Cardinal Pell “Gets It”

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/03/16

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A survivor of child abuse has said that Cardinal George Pell “gets it” after a meeting with the cardinal in Rome. Phil Nagle, who was among a group of child abuse survivors who met Cardinal Pell this morning, told reporters: “We talked about the future not the past… I think he gets it.” Nagle said Cardinal Pell had discussed ways in which the Church could do more to help survivors of child abuse. “We talked about counselling, we talked about care, we talked about what the future’s going to be for our survivors and how the Church is going to help with that, from George’s level down,” he said. Nagle was abused by a priest at a school in Ballarat in the 1970s. At the time, Cardinal Pell was Ballarat’s episcopal vicar for education. The cardinal has repeatedly said that he did not know the extent of abuse and thought it was being dealt with by others.

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