Brekky Wrap: Funeral Companies Sue Pastor After He 'Resurrected' A Dead Man
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
Cardinal George Pell will front court for a pre-sentence hearing on Wednesday morning. He’s expected to be taken into custody after being convicted of sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s. However, lawyers for the 77-year-old have launched a last-ditch bid to keep the cardinal out of jail by having him apply for bail before the Court of Appeal hours later. Pell is also no longer the treasurer for the Vatican.
The Federal Government is expected to order a royal commission into allegations of abuse against people with disabilities. In a letter to premiers and chief ministers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it’s the best way to get to the bottom of the issue.
A sixth person has been charged over a brutal assault on two Melbourne police officers. A 26-year-old man was arrested in Frankston last night over the brawl on St Kilda's Fitzroy Street early Sunday morning.
Three South African funeral companies are suing a pastor who claims to have resurrected a dead man. A viral video shows Pastor Alph Lukau shouting 'rise up' to a man lying down in a coffin who then jerks upright in front of a cheering crowd. Funeral directors say they were manipulated into being involved and that the 'stunt' had caused malicious damage to their image.
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Vietnam ahead of his second summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. The discussions are expected to be focused on getting Kim to give up nuclear weapons in exchange for relief from sanctions.
An alarming new survey has found one in three school principals has been physically abused in the past year. It’s also found school leaders are working shocking hours – not sleeping – and are under significant mental stress.
Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford will front the AFL tribunal on Wednesday night to contest a one-match ban for striking during a practice game last weekend.
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