Thanks be to God, Cardinal Pell has been fully exonerated by Australia's High Court. In a public statement, the Court ordered that the Cardinal's convictions be quashed and that "acquittal" be entered in place of conviction.
We are very happy for Cardinal Pell and for this outcome.
Please pledge to pray in thanksgiving for his acquittal, and for the Cardinal's healing after suffering this grave injustice.
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Prayers are being pledged, in advance of Cardinal Pell's appeal against his controversial conviction.
LifeSite supporters are encouraged "to storm Heaven" with prayers so that justice is served in this case, and that Cardinal Pell be exonerated, if that is according to God's Will.
Cardinal Pell was convicted of child molestation and indecency by a jury in the state of Victoria, Australia, in December. But, because of a gag order placed on the media by the courts, the public only learned about the outcome of the trial in March.
In an apparent about-face by the courts, Cardinal Pell's appeal will now be live-streamed - on June 5th and 6th - for the whole world to see.
According to The Australian, a source close to Cardinal Pell's legal team says that the Cardinal is "very much looking forward" to the appeal, and is satisfied with the live-streaming, as it will ensure that the process remains "open and transparent."
The evidence weighs heavily in the Cardinal's favor for exoneration, and his lawyers will be seeking to have the verdicts declared as "unreasonable."
They will argue that the exculpatory testimony of 20 defense witnesses, on behalf of the Cardinal, went unchallenged by the prosecution, and that the verdicts, therefore, on the say of a single accuser, were unreasonable.
Verdicts which are found to be "unreasonable" are quashed, and the convicted person is allowed to go free.
This prayer pledge seeks that justice is done in this case, and that the Justices will agree with many legal observers who say that the verdicts were, indeed, legally "unreasonable".
Please join Catholics, all around the world, to pray for justice to be done in this case, and for the Cardinal to be released from jail, if God's Will permits.
SPECIFICALLY, please pray every day, from now till the end of the Appeal: One Our Father, One Hail Mary, and One Glory Be.
And, please SHARE this prayer pledge with your like-minded friends, family and colleagues!
Your prayer pledge will be sent directly to LifeSite's Australian liaison, who will endeavor to present them personally to Cardinal Pell.
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