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Church should lose litigation shield – Pell

13 March 2014 | by Mark Brolly | Comments: 0

Australia

Cardinal George Pell has told Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that the Church should be open to litigation over abuse, challenging the so-called “Ellis Defence” that the Church was not a legal entity and could not be sued.In an extract from the outgoing Archbishop of Sydney’s witness statement read by counsel assisting the commission, Gail Furness SC, on 10 March – the opening day of the commission’s latest public hearing, into the Church’s Towards Healing procedure and the case of sex-abuse victim John Ellis – Cardinal Pell said: “Whatever position was taken by the lawyers during the litigation, or by lawyers or individuals within the Archdiocese following the litigation, my ow ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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