Convicted Cardinal's Name Scraped From Hometown

On the day Cardinal George Pell, one of the highest ranking Vatican officials, was publicly revealed as a convicted child sex offender, his old high school in an Australian goldfields town physically scraped his name from one of its buildings. Reuters reports A thick black-taped line was also put through his once-revered name on a timber board of ordained alumni in the front offices of St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, Pell’s hometown in the state of Victoria. It is the fifth name on the board to be taped over, in a diocese ripped apart - like others before it in the United States, Ireland and elsewhere - by an abuse scandal.

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