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'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.

'“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. ' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2013 .
      Extent: 124p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2013
      ISBN: 9781863956161
      Series: y separately published work icon Quarterly Essay Peter Craven (editor), Chris Feik (editor), Z1064828 2001- series - publisher essay Number in series: 51

Works about this Work

Marr Has Cardinal Firmly in His Sights Helen Crompton , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 March 2014; (p. 7)
Cardinal Lack of Empathy : Cultural Warrior of the Catholic Right Ray Cassin , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of The Prince : Faith, Abuse and George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work biography
Keeper of God's Company Peter Craven , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 October 2013; (p. 24)

— Review of The Prince : Faith, Abuse and George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work biography
Chronicle of Haunted Dreams Gerard Windsor , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 October 2013; (p. 33) The Canberra Times , 5 October 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The Prince : Faith, Abuse and George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work biography
'David Marr paints a devastating portriat of a powerbroker he sees as the enemy.'
The Prince : George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly Blog , September 2013;
Chronicle of Haunted Dreams Gerard Windsor , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 October 2013; (p. 33) The Canberra Times , 5 October 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The Prince : Faith, Abuse and George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work biography
'David Marr paints a devastating portriat of a powerbroker he sees as the enemy.'
Keeper of God's Company Peter Craven , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 October 2013; (p. 24)

— Review of The Prince : Faith, Abuse and George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work biography
Cardinal Lack of Empathy : Cultural Warrior of the Catholic Right Ray Cassin , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of The Prince : Faith, Abuse and George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work biography
Marr Has Cardinal Firmly in His Sights Helen Crompton , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 March 2014; (p. 7)
The Prince : George Pell David Marr , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly Blog , September 2013;
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