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EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Pell calls for better fiscal accountability at the Vatican

Jun 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal George Pell – the former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy – called for stronger fiscal accountability... Read more

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Livestream and CNA live blog on Cardinal Pell appeal

Aug 20, 2019

Cardinal George Pell is set to receive a decision in the appeal of his conviction for criminal sexual abuse of... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives at Melbourne County Court on Feb. 27, 2019.

Prosecution falters during Cardinal Pell appeal hearing

Jun 6, 2019

The lead prosecutor arguing to sustain the conviction of Cardinal George Pell struggled Thursday in presenting the Crown’s case.  Read more

March 17, 2016. Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on March 17, 2016.

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

Jun 4, 2019

The legal team for Cardinal George Pell set out its case for appeal at the Supreme Court of Victoria Wednesday... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with journalists, June 29, 2017.

Cardinal Pell sentenced to six years imprisonment for sexual abuse

Mar 12, 2019

Cardinal George Pell was sentenced Wednesday to six years imprisonment, after being convicted in December of sexual abuse of two... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside the Hotel Quirinale in Rome, March 3, 2016.

Cardinal Pell's appeal process to begin in June

Mar 6, 2019

An Australian court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell's application for leave to appeal his conviction of sexual abuse will... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with journalists after being charged with sexual abuse, June 29, 2017.

Pell lawyer will remain on legal team, despite report he would quit

Mar 5, 2019

Robert Richter, Cardinal George Pell's defense lawyer, said Tuesday that he has not quit the prelate's legal team. A Melbourne... Read more

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Analysis: The stakes of Pell's Vatican trial

Mar 5, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The Vatican has announced that a canonical process against Cardinal George Pell will soon begin in the Congregation for the... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives at Melbourne County Court on Feb. 27, 2019.

Australian bishops respond to Pell verdict

Mar 5, 2019

Following news of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction of sexual abuse of minors, several bishops in Australia have have said they... Read more

Cardinal Pell speaks with journalists after being charged with sexual abuse June 29, 2017.

Pell awaits sentence in solitary confinement

Mar 4, 2019

By JD Flynn

Cardinal George Pell is incarcerated at the Melbourne Assessment Prison while he awaits the results of a sentencing hearing held... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican March 17 2016.

Alleged Pell abuse victim to sue over Ballarat swimming claims

Mar 4, 2019

A man who says he was sexually assaulted in the 1970s by Australia’s Cardinal George Pell says he will file... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

Analysis: Pell's appeal for justice

Mar 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

The verdict in Pell’s case has raised serious questions about how a legal system can adapt to cope with a... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican Secretary of State calls Pell conviction 'shocking and painful'

Mar 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin Thursday called the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in Australia “shocking and painful.”  Read more

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Cardinal Pell awaits sentencing in police custody

Feb 27, 2019

After the revocation of his bail Wednesday, Cardinal George Pell was taken into police custody for the first time while... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, then-prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, March 17, 2016.

Cardinal Pell no longer prefect of Vatican's economy secretariat

Feb 26, 2019

Alessandro Gisotti, interim Holy See press office director, confirmed Tuesday via Twitter that Cardinal George Pell is no longer prefect... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

Holy See issues statement on conviction, appeal of Cardinal Pell

Feb 26, 2019

The Vatican press office has issued a statement on the recently announced conviction of Cardinal George Pell on charges of... Read more

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Prosecutors drop second trial against Cardinal George Pell

Feb 25, 2019

By Ed Condon

Prosecutors have abandoned a planned second trial against Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in December 2018 on five... Read more

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The case against Pell: new details emerge

Dec 17, 2018

By Ed Condon

Following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in the Australian state of Victoria last week, new details have emerged about... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

After guilty verdict, questions raised about Pell trial

Dec 14, 2018

By Ed Condon

After reports of a guilty verdict emerged in the trial of Australian Cardinal George Pell, some in Australia have questioned... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican March 17 2016.

Reports of Pell guilty verdict emerge, despite gag order

Dec 12, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal George Pell has been convicted by an Australian court on charges of sexual abuse of minors, according to media... Read more