Next Thursday night ABC will screen new allegations surrounding Cardinal George Pell.
Revelation‘s final episode will hear from an an undisclosed survivor who tells Sarah Ferguson,
he chose to remain silent for some 40 years.
“I want to heal now. I’ve carried that burden for long enough,” he says.
The episode also includes other men describing how predatory priests and brothers took advantage of vulnerable children in Ballarat.
For the first time in interviews, priests describe the attitude amongst fellow holy men at the time these crimes were committed.
“Abusing children wasn’t the desperate thing it is now,” says one Ballarat priest.
Australia’s most senior Catholic, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, also tells Ferguson, “When I look back now, I cringe. I thought I knew what I was dealing with, I didn’t have a clue.”
Tuesday’s episode features exclusive interview with one of the Church’s most prolific sex-offenders, Bernard McGrath filmed in a maximum-security prison. McGrath identifies the religious leaders responsible for the cover-up of his crimes.
*Cardinal Pell was convicted in 2018 of sexually abusing two choirboys in Melbourne Cathedral in the 1990s. The High Court is considering his application to appeal the verdict. He denies all claims of sexual abuse.
Revelation is an In Films production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia. Developed and financed with the assistance of Screen NSW. ABC Commercial holds worldwide distribution rights.
8:30pm Tuesday 31 March and Thursday 2 April on ABC.