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Inquiry found Pell should have reported abuse [Video]

Inquiry found Pell should have reported abuse

An Australian inquiry into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and other institutions found former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sex abuse and failed to take steps to get..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published
Cardinal George Pell asks media for social distancing [Video]

Cardinal George Pell asks media for social distancing

Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was cleared of child sex crimes, asks the media for social distance during a visit to a petrol station in the town of Glenrowan in Australia.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published
After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences" [Video]

After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences"

The Vatican says it welcomes the acquittal of Cardinal Pell by an Australian court on child abuse charges, saying he "waited for the truth to be ascertained. Earlier Pope Francis used his morning mass..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published
Cardinal Pell ruling 'not a particular surprise' [Video]

Cardinal Pell ruling 'not a particular surprise'

A court's decision to quash George Pell's abuse convictions had been expected by many, a historian says.

Credit: BBC World News - Affiliate     Duration: 01:36Published
Cardinal George Pell released from Australian prison after abuse convictions quashed [Video]

Cardinal George Pell released from Australian prison after abuse convictions quashed

Cardinal George Pell has been released from an Australian prison after his convictions for abusing two choirboys were quashed. The country's high court found a lower court had errer on the matter of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

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19 Australian journalists face trial over reporting on Cardinal Pell (Reuters)

“Prosecutors in the state of Victoria said 19 journalists and 21 publications aided and abetted contempt of court” by violating a gag order on report. The journalists’ trial is scheduled to begin..
Catholic Culture - Published

Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage

CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed beginning a trial in November to prosecute journalists and media outlets for violating a..
CNA - Published

Pell 'surprised' by Royal Commission findings

CNA Staff, May 7, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell has expressed his “surprise” at newly released findings of an Australian investigation, which concluded that the cardinal was aware of..
CNA - Published

Australian commission: Cardinal Pell knew of abuse (BBC)

A royal commission in Australia has released its report charging that Cardinal George Pell was aware of sexual abuse by priests that took place before he became a bishop. The commission’s findings on..
Catholic Culture - Published

Law professor: Cardinal Pell's high court victory hinged on lower courts' 'stark factual mistake' over timing (Inside Story)

Jeremy Gans, professor at Melbourne Law School, writes that the High Court of Australia judged that a jury (in 2018) and Victoria’s Court of Appeal made a “stark factual mistake” in convicting..
Catholic Culture - Published

Cardinal Pell sees ties between his trial, Vatican economic reforms (CNA)

Cardinal George Pell told an interviewer that many Vatican officials believe his trial on sex-abuse charges was connected with his efforts to reform Vatican financial affairs. “Most of the senior..
Catholic Culture - Published

'The culture wars are real,' Cardinal Pell says in new interview

CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell has said culture wars and anti-Catholic sentiment could have played a part in the decision of Victoria police to pursue charges against..
CNA - Published

African cardinals welcome Cardinal Pell's release (Cardinal Napier)

“Thank God the TRUTH has triumphed!”, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa tweeted. Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, said, “ I thank..
Catholic Culture - Published

Cardinal Pell's Easter message: In suffering, we find redemption (The Australian)

Cardinal Pell also sent Easter greetings to his Italian friends.
Catholic Culture - Published

Cardinal Pell: one-sided media coverage is 'betrayal of the national interest' (Sky News)

In an interview with Andrew Bolt of Sky News, Cardinal George Pell said that the Australia’s government-funded ABC network gave “an overwhelming presentation of one view and only one view” in..
Catholic Culture - Published

Christ is near to us all, Cardinal Pell tells Italians at Easter

CNA Staff, Apr 12, 2020 / 10:26 am (CNA).- In a video message sent to his Italian friends to mark Easter Sunday, Cardinal George Pell recalled the joy of Christ’s Resurrection, and said that despite..
CNA - Published

Cardinal Pell’s Easter message: ‘We can redeem our suffering by joining it to His’

CNA Staff, Apr 10, 2020 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell said Friday that suffering can be offered to God for good, and that Christians see Christ in the suffering, and are obliged to help them...
CNA - Published

Vietnam's bishops congratulation Cardinal Pell on his release (UCANews)

“Finally, you are freed by the Australian High Court,” said Archbishop Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh of Hue, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam. “It is what all God’s people..
Catholic Culture - Published

After criminal acquittal, Cardinal Pell likely to face several civil suits

CNA Staff, Apr 8, 2020 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- The High Court of Australia this week overturned Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse, and despite his release from..
CNA - Published

Melbourne cathedral vandalized after Cardinal Pell acquittal

CNA Staff, Apr 8, 2020 / 03:02 pm (CNA).- St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne was vandalized overnight Wednesday, hours after Cardinal George Pell was acquitted by Australia's High Court of a sexual..
CNA - Published Also reported by •Catholic Culture

‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell looks forward to Easter 

Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2020 / 08:54 am (CNA).- After more than 14 months in prison, Cardinal George Pell said he was always hopeful about the High Court decision which acquitted him of all charges and..
CNA - Published

Cardinal Pell’s Acquittal Was as Opaque as His Sexual Abuse Trial

Critics argue that Australia’s courts exhibited a penchant for secrecy and insular decision making that resembled the Roman Catholic Church’s flawed response to sexual abuse within its ranks.
NYTimes.com - Published

Holy See responds to High Court’s acquittal of Cardinal Pell

Vatican City, Apr 7, 2020 / 05:15 am (CNA).- The Vatican has welcomed the Australian High Court’s decision to quash Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse conviction. A statement from the Holy See..
CNA - Published

Archbishop Fisher welcomes acquittal of Cardinal Pell

CNA Staff, Apr 7, 2020 / 03:00 am (CNA).- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has welcomed the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell by Australia’s High Court. Pell was freed from prison Tuesday after..
CNA - Published

Lessons to be Learned from Cardinal Pell's Case (News Analysis) (CWN)

Sometime early this morning, Australia time, Cardinal George Pell should have been praying the Liturgy of the Hours. The first psalm in today’s Morning Prayer (43) begins: “Vindicate me, Lord;..
Catholic Culture - Published

Analysis: Freed from prison, will Cardinal Pell now face Vatican trial?

Washington D.C., Apr 6, 2020 / 10:20 pm (CNA).- The High Court of Australia ordered the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday.  While Pell’s criminal trials in Australia are now at an end,..
CNA - Published

Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse conviction

Cardinal George Pell welcomed Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes Tuesday and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse..
FOXNews.com - Published

Cardinal Pell wins appeal against child abuse conviction

Australian court rules there was a significant chance an innocent person had been convicted 
FT.com - Published

Australia's High Court Overturns Cardinal Pell's Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

The former Vatican treasurer was ordered released from prison, where he was serving a six-year sentence.
NPR - Published

'The only basis for justice is truth' - With conviction overturned, Cardinal Pell speaks

CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2020 / 07:12 pm (CNA).- After his conviction for child sexual abuse was overturned Tuesday by Australia’s High Court, Cardinal George Pell has released a statement expressing..
CNA - Published

Australian High Court to issue Cardinal Pell decision next week

CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The High Court of Australia will hand down its decision in the case of Cardinal George Pell next week. The justices are considering Cardinal Pell’s petition..
CNA - Published

Analysis: What could happen next for Cardinal Pell

Canberra, Australia, Mar 17, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell remains in prison, while the seven justices of the Australian High Court consider his petition for special leave to appeal...
CNA - Published

Australian man arrested for threats against Cardinal Pell (AAP)

A 49-year-old Melbourne man has been charged with threatening the life of Cardinal George Pell. The man reportedly made several threats, including a false bomb threat, aimed at the cardinal.
Catholic Culture - Published

Pell’s lawyers make final case in High Court appeal

Canberra, Australia, Mar 10, 2020 / 11:30 pm (CNA).- The legal team for Cardinal George Pell laid out their case for appeal before Australia’s High Court Wednesday. Pell himself remained in his..
CNA - Published

Australian high court hears Cardinal Pell's appeal (Reuters)

Australia’s highest court has begun hearing Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his sex-abuse conviction. In the first day of the hearing, the court heard the cardinal’s lawyer argue “the sheer..
Catholic Culture - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Head of Australian bishops' conference in Rome ahead of plenary council

Brisbane, Australia, Feb 20, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, president of the Australian bishops’ conference, is in Rome for high-level discussions ahead of the Church..
CNA - Published

Date set Cardinal Pell's last chance appeal hearing

Sydney, Australia, Feb 15, 2020 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- Australia’s High Court has set a date for the final appeal of Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in 2018 on five charges of child sexual..
CNA - Published

March date set for Cardinal Pell's appeal (7News)

Australia’s highest court has scheduled a two-day hearing on Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his sex-abuse conviction. The hearing will be March 11 and 12, with all the court’s members..
Catholic Culture - Published

Cardinal Burke: ' I do not believe that the Holy Father will ever answer the 5 dubia' (The Wanderer)

“So much time has passed, and he has not yet done so,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke. “If he were to answer the five dubia in accord with the Church’s perennial teaching, it would mean that false..
Catholic Culture - Published

Cardinal Pell transferred to new maximum-security prison

Melbourne, Australia, Jan 13, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell has reportedly been transferred out of the Melbourne prison in which he has been incarcerated for more than a year after a..
CNA - Published Also reported by •Catholic Culture

Christmas Eve carolers for Cardinal Pell gathered at Melbourne prison

Melbourne, Australia, Dec 26, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A group of local Catholics gathered outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve to sing carols for Cardinal George Pell, currently incarcerated in..
CNA - Published

Melbourne Catholics sing carols outside prison, pray for Cardinal Pell (CNA)

A group of Catholics met outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve, to sing carols and pray for Cardinal George Pell, who remains incarcerated while waiting for Australia’s top court to hear the..
Catholic Culture - Published

Senior Victoria cops said Pell investigation could distract from major police scandal

Washington D.C., Dec 13, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Senior police officials in the Australian state of Victoria discussed by email the way that their 2014 investigation into Cardinal George Pell could..
CNA - Published

Becciu again denies involvement in IDI hospital purchase

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2019 / 07:30 pm (CNA).- In a letter to a veteran Italian journalist, Cardinal Angelo Becciu wrote Monday that he was not involved in the purchase of a bankrupt Italian hospital,..
CNA - Published

Analyis: What will the Vatican tell Moneyval?

Vatican City, Nov 26, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- In Decemeber, the Holy See is due to send a report to Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog, giving an update on its progress..
CNA - Published

Vatican officials tapped suspect Swiss bank for controversial loan (CNA)

A controversial loan, made by Vatican officials to finance a London real-estate deal, was arranged through a Swiss bank with a reputation for money-laundering violations, reports Ed Condon of CNA in..
Catholic Culture - Published

Vatican officials: Swiss bank suspected of money laundering led to Pell conflict

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican financial..
CNA - Published

A 'turning point' in Australian perceptions of Cardinal Pell's appeal? (National Catholic Register)

Responding to the news that Australia’s high court will hear an appeal of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction, several liberal journalists—critics of the cardinal in the past—have raised..
Catholic Culture - Published

Pope taps fellow Jesuit to replace Cardinal Pell

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed a fellow Jesuit to be the Vatican’s finance minister, filling a crucial position left vacant for more than two years after Cardinal George Pell left..
Seattle Times - Published

Spanish Jesuit succeeds Cardinal Pell as Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy (Vatican Press Office)

Pope Francis has appointed Father Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, general counsellor of the Society of Jesus, as Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy. Cardinal Pell’s five-year term as the..
Catholic Culture - Published

Decision imminent on fate of Cardinal Pell High Court appeal

Melbourne, Australia, Nov 11, 2019 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- Australia’s High Court will announce on Wednesday whether it will hear Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction on sexual abuse..
CNA - Published

Former Melbourne cathedral workers doubt Pell abuse could have occurred

Melbourne, Australia, Nov 6, 2019 / 07:00 am (CNA).- Two former employees of the cathedral school in Melbourne, Australia are expressing strong doubts about the charges that landed Cardinal George..
CNA - Published



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