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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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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

Australian court to say if will hear Cardinal Pell’s appeal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn on Wednesday whether Australia’s highest court will hear his appeal against..
Seattle Times - 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

Cardinal Pell objected to Vatican hospital loan (CNA)

In 2015, Cardinal George Pell blocked a request for a €50 million loan from the Vatican bank to rescue a troubled Italian hospital, CNA reports. But Vatican officials later pushed through the loan..
Catholic Culture - Published Also reported by •CNA

Cardinal Pell's lawyers urge high court to accept appeal (Guardian)

Lawyers for Cardinal George Pell have renewed their bid to have the cardinal’s sex-abuse conviction reviewed by Australia’s highest court. Answering a motion from prosecutors, who had opposed the..
Catholic Culture - Published

Cardinal Pell submits appeal to Australian High Court

Melbourne, Australia, Sep 17, 2019 / 04:32 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell Tuesday submitted an application for leave to appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the Aug. 21..
CNA - Published Also reported by •Catholic Culture

Cardinal Pell appeals to Australia's top court (The Australian)

Cardinal George Pell has appealed to Australia’s High Court to overturn his sex-abuse conviction. The cardinal’s lawyers argue that an appeals court wrongly reduced the burden of proof, requiring..
Catholic Culture - Published Also reported by •CNA

Australian senator blasts Melbourne archbishop for claiming Cardinal Pell is innocent (Guardian)

An Australian lawmaker has lashed out at Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne for the prelate’s public statement that he believes Cardinal George Pell is innocent of sexual abuse. Kristina..
Catholic Culture - Published

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USATODAY.com - Published

Opinions divided in reaction to Pell decision

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 21, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to reject Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction for child sex abuse Wednesday has..
CNA - Published

Holy See issues statement on dismissal of Cardinal George Pell's appeal

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2019 / 04:18 am (CNA).- The Vatican said Wednesday it respects the decision by the Court of Appeals in Victoria to uphold the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, while recalling..
CNA - Published

Cardinal Pell's conviction upheld; Vatican, Australian bishops react (CWN)

In a 2-1 ruling, an Australian appeals court has upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on charges of sexually abusing two choir boys in the Melbourne cathedral in 1996.
Catholic Culture - Published

Livestream and CNA live blog on Cardinal Pell appeal. Watch Tuesday, Aug 20 at 7:30 Eastern

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 20, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell is set to receive a decision in the appeal of his conviction for criminal sexual abuse of minors. *CNA will livestream the..
CNA - Published

Cardinal Pell’s appeal verdict due but may not be final word

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn the outcome of his appeal on Wednesday though the verdict still may not be the final..
Seattle Times - Published

As appeal verdict looms, Pell faces investigation over Twitter post

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 12, 2019 / 11:52 am (CNA).- The incarcerated Cardinal George Pell is facing an investigation by Australian prison authorities, after images of a letter he sent to supporters..
CNA - Published

Cardinal Pell criticizes 'low quality' working document for Amazon Synod (CWN)

In a letter from an Australian prison, Cardinal George Pell expressed serious misgivings about the working document for the Amazon Synod.
Catholic Culture - Published

Disgraced Cardinal Pell investigated over letter from jail

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian authorities said Saturday that they are investigating a letter circulated on social media to see whether it was written by disgraced Cardinal George Pell, which would be in..
Seattle Times - Published

Cardinal Pell: ‘Amazon or no Amazon, the Church cannot allow any confusion’

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 9, 2019 / 08:36 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell, has written a letter to supporters saying he is “disturbed” by the preparations for the forthcoming synod on the..
CNA - Published

Supporters seek secure compound for Cardinal Pell if appeal succeeds (The Australian)

In March, Cardinal Pell was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted for sexually abusing two minors. He “is currently being held in solit­ary confinement in the Melbourne Assessment..
Catholic Culture - Published

Due to backlash, Pell to live in 'secure compound' if appeal succeeds

Sydney, Australia, Jun 25, 2019 / 12:03 am (CNA).- While Cardinal George Pell of Australia is appealing his sexual abuse conviction in court, he and his supporters are making arrangements for a “safe..
CNA - Published

Prosecution falters during Cardinal Pell appeal hearing

Melbourne, Australia, Jun 6, 2019 / 08:10 am (CNA).- The lead prosecutor arguing to sustain the conviction of Cardinal George Pell struggled Thursday in presenting the Crown’s case. Christopher Boyce..
CNA - Published

Australian prosecutor struggles to explain Cardinal Pell's conviction (CNA)

In answering questions from judges at an Australian appeals court, the chief prosecutor in the case of Cardinal George Pell had trouble explaining his reliance on a single witness, whose testimony..
Catholic Culture - Published

In opening arguments, Cardinal Pell’s lawyers set out case for appeal

Melbourne, Australia, Jun 4, 2019 / 09:45 pm (CNA).- The legal team for Cardinal George Pell set out its case for appeal at the Supreme Court of Victoria Wednesday morning. Judges heard the opening..
CNA - Published

In Cardinal Pell's appeal, lawyer says verdict was unreasonable (CNA)

In an appeal of the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, the prelate’s lawyer told an Australian court that the guilty verdict was unreasonable, because the defense had presented unchallenged evidence..
Catholic Culture - Published

Pell prepares for appeal hearing

Melbourne, Australia, Jun 3, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his criminal conviction for child sexual abuse will be heard in Australia on Wednesday. The cardinal was..
CNA - Published

Cardinal Pell's appeal to be streamed online (AAP)

On June 5, when lawyers for Cardinal George Pell appear before Victoria’s Supreme Court to appeal the cardinal’s conviction on abuse charges, the proceedings will be streamed on the court’s web..
Catholic Culture - Published