" Stop the back slapping and stop the clerical propaganda." Bishop is told. - Petition - calling for the Pope to sack Cardinal George Pell.
The decision to protest in Bendigo came after Bishop Tomlinson described the Melbourne Response into child sex abuse as "groundbreaking" in a statement to the media earlier this month.
In a statement, Bishop Tomlinson said,"“In the first instance, victims should contact the police".
"The group of protesters have taken part in wider protests against Cardinal George Pell in the past, with a group recently paying to have a banner towed across Sydney in the sky calling for his resignation."
In February 2014 Pell was appointed to be the first Cardinal-Prefect of the newly created Secretariat for the Economy.  In this role, Pell will become responsible for the annual budget of the Holy See and the Vatican .
In 2014, the Royal Commission into child sex abuse was told how lawyers representing Cardinal George Pell and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney helped run up bills of $1.5 million against a victim of sexual abuse. The lawyers, acting on the church’s instructions, “vigorously” fought John Ellis through the courts despite warnings of Ellis' “fragile psychological state”.
"The NSW Court of Appeal ruling eventually gave the Catholic Church its notorious “Ellis Defence” — that it could not be sued as a legal entity and could not be held liable for abuse committed by a priest."
In a statement to the Commission Cardinal Pell reversed his earlier stance, saying: “My own view is that the Church in Australia should be able to be sued in cases of this kind.”