Deacon Gets Death Threats for Asking Catholics to Post Christmas Cards to Cdl. Pell

Dec 5, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant:

A prominent English deacon, journalist and commentator has received death threats after appealing for Catholics to send Christmas cards to Cdl. George Pell in prison.

On Monday, Deacon Nick Donnelly pleaded with supporters on Twitter to “show your support for Cardinal Pell by sending him a Christmas card.”

Donnelly provided his followers with the address of the Melbourne Assessment Prison where Pell is currently incarcerated. He also told those sending cards not to address the envelope using Cdl. Pell’s ecclesiastical title or the card would be refused.

While many Catholics thanked Donnelly for his appeal and said they would respond — one even asking if he could visit Cdl. Pell in prison around Christmas — a number of secular responses were abusive and hateful.

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