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    DescriptionThe 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. "He knows children have been wrecked. He apologises again and again. He even sees that the hostility of the press he so deplores has helped the church face the scandal. What he doesn't get is the hostility to the church. Whatever else he believes in, Pell has profound faith in the Catholic Church. He guards it with his life. Nations come and go but the church remains." - David Marr, "The Prince" 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." His books include "Patrick White: A Life," "The High Price of Heaven," "Dark Victory" (with Marian Wilkinson) and three previous Quarterly Essays.

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    The Prince
    Faith, Abuse and George Pell
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Marr
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781863956161
    ISBN 10: 1863956166

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Black Inc.
    Imprint name
    Black Inc.
    Publication date
    30 September 2013
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