Is it time for Cardinal George Pell to “fall on his sword” over child sex abuse and cover-up allegations in the Catholic Church?
New South Wales MP Troy Grant thinks so. The former police officer and Nationals member for Dubbo told ABC Radio today that it was time for top-down change in the Catholic Church.
It was also time, he said, for a national Royal Commission to investigate systemic abuse against children by the Catholic Church, and that State-based inquiries and individual prosecutions were no longer enough.
Mr Grant also said many Catholics wanted a leader who would “embrace” such an investigation.