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Cardinal George Pell at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on March 17, 2016. (photo: Alexey Gotovsky / EWTN News File Photo)

In his first extended interview with a Catholic publication since his release, the Australian cardinal discusses what he recounts in his ‘Prison Journal,’ which will be published Dec. 4.

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News, December 2, 2020

Edward PentinFor Cardinal George Pell, being falsely imprisoned and suffering great trials for the past three years taught him that Jesus’ teaching “on many things is absolutely true” and that “the key to life is found in Christ’s words.”

Speaking to the Register Dec. 1 in his first lengthy interview with a Catholic publication since his acquittal and release from prison, the former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy said the Catholic faith “helped keep me going.”

The Australian cardinal was speaking ahead of the release of the first volume of his book Prison Journalto be published by Ignatius Press in paperback on Dec. 4. The volume covers the period from Feb. 27, 2019, when he was remanded in custody, to July 13, 2019, a month before Victoria’s supreme court upheld his conviction on appeal.  …