Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell by Louise Milligan

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October 2017, no. 395

Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell by Louise Milligan

Melbourne University Press, $34.99 pb, 393 pp, 9780522871340

Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell by Louise Milligan

by
October 2017, no. 395

George Pell is the most polarising religious leader Australia has had in recent decades, certainly since Daniel Mannix – perhaps since Samuel Marsden. For most of his career he has been loathed or adored for his sternly inflexible defence of a Catholic orthodoxy predating the second Vatican Council, his robust and sometimes courageous interaction with opponents inside and outside the church, his relentless determination to crush dissent and doubt, often felt as bullying by those responsible to him, and his fierce ambition.

Barney Zwartz reviews 'Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell' by Louise Milligan

Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell

by Louise Milligan

Melbourne University Press, $34.99 pb, 393 pp, 9780522871340

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    25 September 2019

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