The Prince

Faith, Abuse and George Pell

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David Marr’s explosive bestseller, now expanded and updated.



The leading Catholic in the nation and spiritual adviser to Tony Abbott, Cardinal George Pell has played a key role in the greatest challenge to face his church for centuries: the scandal of child sex abuse by priests.



In The Prince, David Marr investigates the man and his career: how did he rise through the ranks? What does he stand for? How does he wield his authority? How much has he shaped his church and Australia? How has he handled the scandal?



Marr reveals a cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. His account of Pell’s career focuses on his response as a man, a priest, an archbishop and prince of the church to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world in the last thirty years. This is the story of a cleric slow to see what was happening around him; torn by the contest between his church and its victims; and slow to realise that the Catholic Church cannot, in the end, escape secular scrutiny.



The Prince is an arresting portrait of faith, loyalty and ambition, set against a backdrop of terrible suffering and an ancient institution in turmoil.



‘an indictment of Pell for blind, evasive, flint-hearted reactions ... Has a more devastating portrait of a “respectable’’, living, non-politician, Australian public figure ever been published?’ – Gerard Windsor, the Sydney Morning Herald



‘an incisive discussion of the character and personality of Pell’ – Jack Waterford, the Canberra Times



David Marr has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Monthly, been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners, presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch and now writes for the Guardian and the Saturday Paper. His books include Patrick White: A Life, The High Price of Heaven, Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson), Panic and three previous Quarterly Essays.

GENRE
Faktaböcker
UTGIVEN
2014
27 juni
SPRÅK
EN
Engelska
LÄNGD
224
Sidor
UTGIVARE
Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
STORLEK
573
KB

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