Word has come through that San Francisco-based publisher Ignatius Press is about to publish the prison journal of Cardinal George Pell.
Ignatius’ founder Father Joseph Fessio SJ wrote as below:
I’m confident that our readers are aware of all that Cardinal Pell has done for the Church – in Australia, in the Vatican, and around the world – through his staunch and courageous leadership. And that you are aware of the campaign of vicious attacks on him which led to the travesty of justice that resulted in his imprisonment for 14 months in solitary confinement.
Thanks be to God that the Australian High Court completely vindicated him in a unanimous seven-zero decision.
So Cardinal Pell is now out of jail and back in action. But he has the ongoing challenge of meeting the many legal expenses which were necessary to right the terrible injustice done to him. One way of doing this is to publish his story.
Ignatius Press will soon be publishing his extraordinary prison journal. The entire journal is about 1,000 pages, so we will print it in three or four volumes. With your help, we can proceed with this project and offer Cardinal Pell appropriate advances on these volumes, which he can then use to remove much of the worry he has about his legal debts.
Please consider making a donation for this purpose. Donations can be made via the Ignatius Press website or you can mail your donation to:
Guadalupe Associates, Inc,
1348 10th Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94122, USA