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Calling a spade a spade

Mention the name George Pell, especially in Australia, and you’re likely to find someone with a strong opinion on the man who currently occupies the Archbishop’s residence in Sydney. Cardinal Pell is a man who is not afraid to say what’s on his mind, and that approach — from any public figure — means they’re probably going to have fans and haters, and not many in the middle. I’ve met Cardinal Pell on a couple of occasions. Once was a … Continue reading

World Youth Day 2014

As many of you will know, 2011 is a World Youth Day year. Well, technically every year is a World Youth Day year, with young people gathering in Rome every Palm Sunday for a major celebration. But every three years or so, World Youth Day goes “on the road”, most recently to Sydney in 2008, and it will head to Madrid later this year for what looks set to be a massive international event. I was having a chat with … Continue reading