30. juni 2017 - opdateret 25. juli 2017
Forlaget Melbourne University Press skriver:
"George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican’s indispensable ‘Treasurer’. As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, ‘Big George’s’ ascendancy within the clergy was remarkable and seemingly unstoppable.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories about sexual abuse of the most vulnerable and provoked public anger at the extent of the cover-up. George Pell has always portrayed himself as the first man in the Church to tackle the problem. But questions about what the Cardinal knew, and when, have persisted.
The nation’s most prominent Catholic is now the subject of a police investigation into allegations spanning decades that he too abused children. Louise Milligan is the only Australian journalist who has been privy to the most intimate stories of complainants.
She pieces together a series of disturbing pictures of the Cardinal's knowledge and his actions, many of which are being told here for the first time.
Conspiracy or cover-up? Cardinal uncovers uncomfortable truths about a culture of sexual entitlement, abuse of trust and how ambition can silence evil."
Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for ABC TV's 7.30 and Four Corners. She has covered the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse. Milligan is Irish-born and was raised a Catholic.
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15. maj 2017 - ABC Radio National: "Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell
Last year, explosive allegations of child sexual abuse were levelled at Australia's highest ranking Catholic official Cardinal George Pell.
ABC reporter Louise Milligan interviewed two men, Lyndon Monument and Damian Dignan, who claimed they were sexually assaulted by Cardinal Pell, then a priest, at Ballarat's Eureka Pool in the late 1970s.
Cardinal Pell strenuously denied the allegations—which are still before Victoria's Office of Public Prosecutions for consideration.
In a new book—titled 'Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell'—Louise Milligan details allegations from the 1990s, after Cardinal Pell had launched the Melbourne Response.
The book also contains information about the child abuse cover-up within the church, including allegations that Cardinal Pell knew about paedophile priests earlier than he claimed.