“One must not judge before the justice system judges,” the pope said.
“If I were to make a judgment in favour or against Cardinal Pell that would not be good because I would be making a judgment first.
“There is doubt and there is that clear principle of law: in doubt, pro reo,” he said, a Latin term meaning a defendant cannot be convicted if there are doubts about their guilt.
UPDATE NEWS: Heartfelt condolences to the millions of Sathya Sai Baba devotees on his passing from this world.
By Gethin Chamberlain, April 24, 2011 The Telegraph (UK) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The rest of this page is from the last revision on Dec. Prefatory Note: Dear Reader: This is one of several very "critical" pages at this Enlightened Spirituality website.
I invite anyone visiting here to read also the many, many other essays at this website—much more positive in tone— pertaining to section, and the profiles of illustrious sages and saints like the Buddha, Milarepa, Jnaneshvar, Meister Eckhart, Bayazid Bistami, Rumi, Bankei, the Ba'al Shem Tov, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and so many other luminaries at the section.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has declared: "If there is any difference between who you are sitting on your throne, and who you are behind the scenes, then you should not be sitting on that throne." And on two-faced teachers who deny or rationalize their unwholesome hidden behavior, the Dalai Lama says to students of such teachers: "You get out.
AUSTRALIA Herald Sun Shannon Deery, Herald Sun POPE Francis has confirmed he will take no action against Cardinal George Pell while an ongoing police investigation into alleged child sex offences continues.Breaking his silence on explosive allegations levelled at the Cardinal last week, Pope Francis said he would only act at the conclusion of the criminal investigation.Baba's heart stopped beating at am (India time) on Easter Sunday morning, April 24, 2011.He had been on ventilator support under critical care at his "super-speciality" hospital, the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences in Anantapur District, since he was admitted on March 28 with serious lung infection and chest congestion.
Doctors confirmed that Sai Baba died of cardio-respiratory failure.
He was 85½ years old by western count, 86½ years old by the Indian way of reckoning one's age. In the aftermath of Sathya Sai's passing, certain further unsavory details about hoarded wealth, etc., have come to light.