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18 February 2016 @ 09:20 pm
Come home, Cardinal Pell  
For those who aren't aware (whaddya mean, you don't follow the news from Australia? *g*) there is a Royal Commission into Instutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse currently running in Australia. Over the last year or so it has delved into the handling of abuse claims against groups as diverse as Scouts, schools and churches. Most recently the enquiry has centred around the Catholic Church and next week it moves to the regional city of Ballarat, where (now) Cardinal George Pell presided for a time. This is the second time a date has been set, and the second time Cardinal Pell - who now resides at the Vatican - has declared he is unfit to travel back to Australia to testify in person. This time, however, arrangements have been made for him to testify via video link, and through the wonders of crowdsourcing, a number of the victims will be flying to Rome to watch his testimony.

And Tim Minchin wrote, recorded and performed the following song all in one day, to raise money towards the crowdsourcing.

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miwahnimiwahni on February 18th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)
Testing - I had a message to say that the comment box wasn't working as it should....
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] BRILLdraycevixen on February 18th, 2016 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'm trying again

Every time I think I can't love Minchin any more than I already do he proves me wrong.

Thanks for this. :D
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on February 20th, 2016 07:35 am (UTC)
Re: I'm trying again
You're welcome, it needed to be shared.
I have no idea what was going on with comments earlier, but am glad it seems to have resolved itself.
entropy_houseentropy_house on February 19th, 2016 12:25 am (UTC)
That was amazing. Good for Mr. Minchin.
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on February 20th, 2016 07:35 am (UTC)
He is amazing, yes.