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Quarterly Essay: David Marr on George Pell

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David Marr’s revelatory Quarterly Essay on (then) PM-in-waiting Tony Abbott made national headlines. Now, he’s turned his merciless eye to Cardinal George Pell, leader of the Catholic Church in Australia and Abbott’s confessor – at a time when the church’s handling of sexual abuse is being closely investigated.

How did Pell rise to prominence? How has he handled abuse claims in the past? And how deep does his political influence go? Marr answers all that and more. Heather Ewart will chair the conversation.

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Heather Ewart

Heather Ewart is National Affairs Correspondent for 7.30 on ABCTV, specialising in coverage of federal issues.

David Marr

David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor... Read more

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