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Australian cardinal steps in to combat rowdyism at college campus

November 05, 2012

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, has announced that he plans to intervene directly in the affairs of St. John’s College, a division of the University of Sydney, where raucous student behavior has reached dangerous levels.

The cardinal spoke out after Father Walter Fogarty, the honorary dean, said that he was ending his long association with St. John’s College because of the incidence of heavy drinking, which has led to injuries and property damage. ''As a matter of personal integrity I can no longer support the college in the direction it is being taken,” Father Fogarty said.

Cardinal Pell agreed that “radical improvement” is needed in the behavior of college students.


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