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May 14, 2021

Tony’s Pell-mell for the Cardinal

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Loved Mandy’s piece on our ‘esteemed leader’.

Further food for thought – imagine if Tony Abbott had been in power when Peter Fox made his allegations about cover-ups of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Would Tony have called for a Royal Commission as Julia Gillard did or would he have given his mate Cardinal Pell and the church a light slap on the wrist and declared, to paraphrase Monty Python, ‘they’re all just naughty boys, now go home’.

Di Crozier, Ocean Shores

Thanks, Di. For those who didn’t see Mandy’s video, here it is again – Ed

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