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(Image: Leaving Neverland/HBO)

The Prince of the Church and the King of Pop are an odd couple -- few would have expected George Pell and Michael Jackson to ever share screen space. Yet this week we are focused on both, for similar reasons.

In the case of Pell: the lifting of a suppression order on a December guilty verdict for child sexual assault charges, dating back to 1996. For Jackson: a devastating new documentary, Leaving Neverland, prompting a watershed MJ reckoning.