St Patrick’s College Statement on Cardinal George Pell – April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

Edmund Rice Education Australia, the St Patrick’s College Board, the Old Collegians Association and the executive of St Patrick’s College understand that the decision by the High Court to uphold Cardinal George Pell’s appeal and overturn his conviction will generate much discussion in our community.

St Patrick’s College and its governors now await the release of the full findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Upon their release, the College will review the findings and determine what, if any, steps to take with respect to naming honours previously bestowed upon Cardinal Pell.

We remain ever mindful of the traumatic impact of child sexual abuse wherever and whenever this has occurred and St Patrick’s College will continue its ongoing commitment to work with and support victims and survivors of sexual abuse.