Melbourne, Australia, May 14, 2018 / 15:09 pm
An Australian court will determine Wednesday whether to accept a request by prosecutors for a "super injunction" against all media reporting of upcoming trials against Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, on charges of historic sexual offenses.
If accepted, the proposed injunction request would do more than block the details of the trials from being made public; it would also prevent "any report of the whole or any part of these proceedings and any court documents associated with this proceeding."
The injunction would apply to "all states and territories of Australia and on any website or other electronic or broadcast format accessible within Australia."
Similar restrictions kept private the number and details of the charges against Pell during a month-long preliminary hearing, during which the majority of the charges against the cardinal were dismissed.