Cardinal Pell slams campaign but “everyone who works with Meshel is extremely proud”

song by comedian Tim Minchin has been slammed by Cardinal George Pell, arguing it contains incorrect information.
Come Home (Cardinal Pell), which has been added to Triple M’s playlist calls on the Cardinal, who is too ill to fly, to come back to Australia from Rome to give evidence at a royal commission into child sex abuse.
A statement from his office says “Cardinal Pell has always helped victims, listened to them and considered himself their ally.
“As an archbishop for almost 20 years he has led from the front to put an end to cover-ups, to protect vulnerable people and to try to bring justice to victims.
Minchin doesn’t mince words in the track, singing “you’re a coward Georgie, come and face the music Georgie”. In the song, he then pretends to be God singing, “go home Cardinal Pell, I’ve got a nice spot in hell with your name on it…”

ABC Hobart gained permission from lawyers to play the song in its entirety during Louise Saunder’s drive shift this week.
The song has had over 412 thousand hits on YouTube with proceeds going toward a Go Fund Me Campaign launched by KIIS 101.1’s Meshel Laurie to send to send child abuse victims from Ballarat to Rome.
To date $174, 746 has been donated.
Meshel launched the campaign saying if they were able to fly survivors to Rome, leftover money would be used to build a healing centre for counselling services in Ballarat.
This morning on KIIS 101.1 survivor David Ridsdale spoke with Matt and Meshel about the campaign.

The station has announced on their on website, “Everyone who works with Meshel is extremely proud of the time and effort and the extraordinary work she has done for this campaign.”

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