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Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Prosecutors drop charges against journalists over Pell trial as media outlets admit breach

Australian prosecutors announced on Monday that they were dropping charges against individual journalists accused of breaching a gag order over the... Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome in December 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell: 'Clear headed' women will help 'sentimental males' clean up Vatican finances

Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear... Read more

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In EWTN interview, Cardinal Pell discusses acquittal, Vatican finances

Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of sexual... Read more

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Cardinal Pell says year in jail was a time of ‘grace and gift’

Cardinal George Pell discussed the surprises, difficulties, and “gift” of everyday life in jail during a press conference this week to... Read more

Cardinal George Pell in the Vatican, 2012.

Pell surprised by ‘Technicolor criminality’ of Vatican financial scandals

Cardinal George Pell has spoken of his surprise at the apparent extent of “criminality” involved in recent Vatican financial scandals.  Read more

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Swiss court orders full access to records for Vatican financial investigation

Vatican investigators have been granted full access to Swiss banking documentation related to long-time Vatican investment manager Enrico Crasso.  Read more

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Australian media’s trial begins over gag order violation in Cardinal Pell case

Members of the Australian media are on trial this week for charges of violating a gag order issued during the... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives in Rome Sept. 30, 2020.

Australian state police rule out probe into Vatican money transfers during Pell trial

Police in the Australian state of Victoria said Friday that they have no plans for a further investigation into reports... Read more

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Alleged Vatican money transfers during Pell trial referred to police by Australian intelligence agency

The Australian financial intelligence agency has handed information to federal police concerning allegations that international money transfers, amounting to hundreds... Read more

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Becciu 'vigorously' denies interference in Cardinal Pell trial

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu again denied having interfered in any way with the trial of Cardinal George Pell, after Italian... Read more

Pope Francis receives Cardinal George Pell in a private audience at the Vatican Oct. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Pell at the Vatican

Former Vatican finance czar Cardinal George Pell met with Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Monday.  Read more

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Cardinal Pell accuser denies Becciu bribery allegations

The accuser of Cardinal George Pell has denied he was bribed into making allegations of abuse against the cardinal, after... Read more

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Analysis: What we don’t know about the Becciu-Pell allegations - yet

Late last week, multiple Italian newspapers reported that Cardinal Angelo Becciu has been accused of sending 700,000 euros of Vatican... Read more

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Analysis: Cardinal Becciu is accused of setting up Pell. But facts are few

When an allegation against a high-ranking churchman makes its way from Vatican-watchers to Italian newspapers to American headlines in just... Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.

Becciu accused of sending Vatican funds to Australia during Pell trial

Italian media have reported allegations that Cardinal Angelo Becciu transferred several hundred thousand euros from Vatican accounts to an account... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives in Rome Sept. 30, 2020.

Cardinal Pell arrives in Rome as financial scandal casts shadow over Vatican

Cardinal George Pell arrived in Rome Wednesday as financial scandals continue to cast a shadow over the Vatican.  Read more

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Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week

Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017,... Read more

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Cardinal Pell thanks Pope Francis after Cardinal Becciu resigns

Cardinal George Pell thanked Pope Francis Friday following the dramatic resignation of Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu.  Read more

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Cardinal Pell speaks on maintaining hope in prison, Vatican finances

Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of sexual... Read more

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Cardinal Pell to speak at virtual Napa Institute conference

The Napa Institute has announced an online schedule for its annual conference in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The... Read more