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

Court to consider request for media gag order in Cardinal Pell trial

May 14, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Australian court will determine Wednesday whether to accept a request by prosecutors for a “super injunction” against all media... Read more

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Facing criminal trial, Pell will remain on leave of absence from Vatican position

May 1, 2018

Cardinal George Pell will remain on a leave of absence from his Vatican position as he faces charges of “historic... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell's lawyer argues no grounds for trial as hearing ends

Apr 17, 2018

As Cardinal George Pell’s pre-trial hearing closes, his lawyer told an Australian court Tuesday that the charges being brought against... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell's court hearing weighs evidence for abuse allegations

Mar 29, 2018

A hearing will that will decide whether Cardinal George Pell will go on trial for alleged abuse came to a... Read more

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

Australian court hears further testimony in Cardinal Pell abuse hearing

Mar 24, 2018

New accusations were brought forward and others were dropped this week, during a pre-trial hearing in an Australian court regarding... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, speaks with CNA at the Vatican, March 17, 2016.

Alleged abuse victims testify against Cardinal Pell at Australian court hearing

Mar 15, 2018

Alleged victims of abuse of Cardinal George Pell gave testimonies this week during a hearing in an Australian court which... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell begins hearing in Australia over abuse charges

Mar 5, 2018

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, arrived at a Melbourne court Monday to begin the first... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, speaks with CNA at the Vatican, March 17, 2016.

Key abuse charge against Cardinal Pell withdrawn

Mar 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday, an Australian prosecutor withdrew a charge of abuse against Cardinal George Pell, who is currently undergoing a trial... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, speaks with CNA at the Vatican, March 17, 2016.

Court likely to withdraw charge of key accuser in Cardinal Pell abuse case

Feb 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard Wednesday that a charge related to a key witness in the case against Cardinal George... Read more

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Cardinal Pell accuser dies before sexual abuse trial begins

Jan 8, 2018

The legal case against Cardinal George Pell of Australia has taken an unexpected turn, after the death of Damian Dignan,... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the economy secretariat, speaks to reporters outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale after meeting with sex abuse survivors, March 3, 2016.

Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty to abuse charges in Australia

Jul 26, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a brief hearing in a court in Melbourne Wednesday morning, Cardinal George Pell said he will be pleading not... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell to take leave while facing abuse charges in Australia

Jun 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

After Australian police announced that they have charged him on multiple counts of sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell has maintained... Read more

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia speaks to CNA Oct. 25, 2016 in Rome.

Australian police charge top Vatican official with sexual abuse

Jun 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

After years of fighting allegations of sexual abuse and negligence in handling abuse cases, Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's top... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell's office dismisses attacks as opposition to reform

Jan 17, 2017

In reaction to a new book claiming that Pope Francis has in fact done little to combat clerical sex abuse,... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the economy secretariat, speaks to reporters outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale after meeting with sex abuse survivors, March 3, 2016.

Let's not rush to judge Cardinal Pell, Pope Francis says

Jul 31, 2016

In response to news that Australian authorities are investigating multiple allegations of child abuse leveled against Cardinal George Pell, Pope... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the economy secretariat, speaks to reporters outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale after meeting with sex abuse survivors, March 3, 2016.

Cardinal Pell shares emotional meeting with abuse survivors

Mar 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

Cardinal George Pell and a dozen survivors of clerical sex abuse met in Rome on Thursday, where they shared an... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, departs Rome's Hotel Quirinale, where he attended a hearing on sex abuse responses, March 3, 2016.

As abuse hearing ends, Cardinal Pell says he 'should have done more'

Mar 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

Speaking to an Australian committee investigating institutional responses to child sex abuse cases, Cardinal George Pell has expressed his regret... Read more

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Cardinal Pell: I was not a part of Church's 'indefensible' cover up

Feb 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On the first day of his video testimony to Australia's Royal Commission investigating institutional responses to child sex abuse cases,... Read more

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney speaks at a Vatican press conference on July 9, 2014.

Cardinal Pell strikes back at allegations of child abuse

Feb 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday Cardinal George Pell forcefully denied an alleged police investigation's claim of “multiple offenses” of child sexual abuse, calling... Read more

Cardinal George Pell takes part in the True Gospel of Family book presentation at the Lateran Univeristy in Rome, Oct. 3, 2014.

Cardinal Pell's spokesperson slams 'outrageous' 60 Minutes coverage

Jun 1, 2015

A television broadcast revisiting charges that Australian Cardinal George Pell mishandled abuse claims was “false and misleading” and “outrageous” in... Read more