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Cardinal George Pell asks media for social distancing
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Senior Victoria cops said Pell investigation could distract from major police scandalWashington 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..
Becciu again denies involvement in IDI hospital purchaseVatican 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,..
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..
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..
Vatican officials: Swiss bank suspected of money laundering led to Pell conflictVatican 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..
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..
Pope taps fellow Jesuit to replace Cardinal PellVATICAN 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..
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..
Decision imminent on fate of Cardinal Pell High Court appealMelbourne, 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..
Australian court to say if will hear Cardinal Pell’s appealCANBERRA, 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..
Former Melbourne cathedral workers doubt Pell abuse could have occurredMelbourne, 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..
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..
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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..
Cardinal Pell submits appeal to Australian High CourtMelbourne, 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..
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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..
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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..
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Opinions divided in reaction to Pell decisionMelbourne, 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..
Holy See issues statement on dismissal of Cardinal George Pell's appealVatican 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..
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.
Livestream and CNA live blog on Cardinal Pell appeal. Watch Tuesday, Aug 20 at 7:30 EasternMelbourne, 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..
Cardinal Pell’s appeal verdict due but may not be final wordMELBOURNE, 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..
As appeal verdict looms, Pell faces investigation over Twitter postMelbourne, 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..
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.
Disgraced Cardinal Pell investigated over letter from jailSYDNEY (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..
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..
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..
Due to backlash, Pell to live in 'secure compound' if appeal succeedsSydney, 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..
Prosecution falters during Cardinal Pell appeal hearingMelbourne, 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..
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..
In opening arguments, Cardinal Pell’s lawyers set out case for appealMelbourne, 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..
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..
Pell prepares for appeal hearingMelbourne, 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..
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..