The pattern of denial is consistent.
The facts: A jury hears all the evidence and convicts Cardinal George Pell.
The opinion: I don't believe Pell is guilty.
The facts: Five International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports (over near 3 decades) and a special report in 2018 tells us that climate change is real and humans are the cause.
The opinion: I don't believe climate change is real.
Hippocrates: There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
The opinion: I don't believe that either.