As the current leader of the Australian Catholic church and a highly respected member of the inner echelons of the Vatican, it is encouraging to see Cardinal Pell take intelligent, well-thought and faith-informed positions on two of the key issues of our time: global warming and Islamism.
One of those issues is a real threat and is largely ignored. The other is a pseudo-threat and has generated millions of by-lines and scores of documentaries. The former is of course, the Islamist threat. The latter is the purported cataclysmic threat of global warming.
Pell, in contradistinction to many of his fellow clergymen, nails it right on both of these issues.