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Cardinal jailed for kiddie sex abuse wants cash to publish prison diary

George Pell’s publisher, which is convinced the journal is a ‘spiritual classic’, is calling for donations

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A 1,000-page journal written by Australian Cardinal George Pell during his time behind bars is set to be released by a US-based Catholic publisher that is appealing for donations to help fund the project.

Pell, a former Vatican treasurer, spent more than a year in prison on child sex abuse charges before he was acquitted and freed by Australia’s high court in April.

Ignatius Press said it will now publish the “extraordinary” diary, which was written in solitary confinement, and appealed to supporters to help fund an advance to Pell, who would use it to cover outstanding legal fees...

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