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Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal.

Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal.
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Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal.

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Why George Pell was sentenced to six years and what happens next – The Reckoning podcast

3/14/2019
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In an extraordinary sitting of the county court of Victoria, chief judge Peter Kidd sat and delivered a detailed sentence to George Pell for the five counts of child sexual abuse he had been found guilty of. Melissa Davey tells David Marr why this was a ‘masterclass’ verdict and brings us the personal accounts of those harmed by Pell’s crimes. Read the judge’s full sentencing remarks here David Marr: George Pell’s jailing defies the might of Rome but his fall is too appalling for celebration

Duration:00:32:52

David Marr on the extraordinary rise of George Pell – The Reckoning podcast

3/2/2019
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Now that George Pell has been found guilty of child sexual abuse, we can ask ourselves: what does his story tell us about the Catholic church? The rise of Pell, from a country diocese in Australia to the highest ranks of the Vatican, shows us what attitudes and actions find swift promotion in this ancient organisation• David Marr: Brutal and dogmatic, George Pell waged war on sex – even as he abused children• Timeline: the rise and fall of George Pell

Duration:00:27:40

Inside George Pell’s trial: ‘The room was deathly silent’ – The Reckoning podcast

2/26/2019
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In 2018 George Pell found himself in a Melbourne courtroom facing five charges of child sexual abuse. The cardinal had hired one of the top defence barristers in the state, who argued that what Pell was accused of was completely impossible. But at the end of the trial Pell sat impassively as in a hushed courtroom he was found guilty of all charges. How did he lose this case? Melissa Davey sat in on the trial and tells David Marr the details only someone who was in the courtroom would know...

Duration:00:32:59

The Reckoning, part 3: David Marr on what needs to happen now the work of the child sexual abuse royal commission is over

12/20/2017
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David Marr and Melissa Davey examine the response to the royal commission’s final report which was made public on 15 December, including the reaction from senior figures in the Catholic church. The story includes powerful testimony about the long-term impact of abuse from a man who suffered severe sexual and physical assault in a Christian Brothers school, John Hennessey. Warning: some of the material in this podcast is explicit and upsetting The Reckoning, part 1: the road to the commission...

Duration:00:25:02

The Reckoning, part 2: David Marr on the appalling truth revealed at the child sexual abuse commission

12/15/2017
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David Marr and Melissa Davey follow the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse – from the hearings in Ballarat in Victoria, ground zero of Australia’s abuse scandal, to a powerful final gathering in Sydney. The story includes evidence from Australia’s most notorious child abuser, Gerald Ridsdale, and his victims. Warning: some of the material in this podcast is explicit and upsetting The Reckoning, part 1: the road to the commission Royal commission delivers its...

Duration:00:19:48

The Reckoning part one: the road to the royal commission – podcast | David Marr

12/11/2017
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At the start of a new series by Guardian Australia, David Marr investigates the background to Australia’s unprecedented royal commission on institutional responses to child sexual abuse – investigating a centuries-long story of faith, money, power and abuse. Marr traces the story through the US, Ireland and, eventually, to Australia. He hears from victims, experts and participants in the commission as he investigates: why has the truth taken so long to emerge? Warning: some of the material...

Duration:00:19:16

The Reckoning preview - Guardian Australia podcast | David Marr

12/9/2017
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David Marr explores the unravelling of the child abuse scandal in Australia and across the globe. In a story of ‘faith, power, money and abuse’ he investigates the work of the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, the first inquiry of such a scale anywhere in the world. Warning: some of the material in this podcast is explicit and could be upsetting

Duration:00:01:10