Cardinal George Pell

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Father’s civil claim against Cardinal Pell and Australian archdiocese to go forward

Aug 25, 2022

By AC Wimmer

An Australian court ruled that a man can sue the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Cardinal George Pell for nervous shock... Read more

The Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Civil claim brought against Cardinal Pell and Australian Archdiocese

Jul 14, 2022

By AC Wimmer

An Australian court on Thursday heard from the lawyer representing a man seeking legal action against the Catholic Church and... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect emeritus of the Secretariat of the Economy, speaks with EWTN News in Rome, Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell highlights 'somewhat incomplete' account given by Cardinal Becciu at Vatican finance trial

May 6, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal George Pell said Friday that the recent testimony of Cardinal Angelo Becciu at the Vatican finance trial “was somewhat... Read more

Cardinal George Pell celebrates the Mass in memory of Mother Angelica at Rome’s Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, March 27, 2022.

‘Mother Angelica moved mountains’: Full text of Cardinal Pell’s homily at Mass honoring EWTN’s foundress

Mar 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal George Pell celebrated a Mass in memory of Mother Angelica in Rome on Laetare Sunday. Read more

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

People who joined Cardinal Pell ‘pile-on’ guilty of ‘intellectual cowardice,’ says speaker

Mar 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The cardinal was acquitted by Australia’s High Court on April 7, 2020. Read more

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

Cardinal Pell condemns ‘illegal and ferocious Russian invasion’ in letter to Ukrainian Catholic leader

Mar 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Australian cardinal said he regretted the ‘absence of support’ for Ukrainians. Read more

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

Cardinal Pell to Becciu: What was that $2M payment actually for?

Dec 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal George Pell says that he does not harbor any ill will toward the man whose sexual assault accusation sent... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell: ‘Resistance’ in the Secretariat of State cost Vatican money in London deal

Nov 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We had the authority to enter, but they prevented us,’ he said. Read more

Cardinal George Pell

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

Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021.

Cardinal George Pell turns 80, loses right to vote in papal conclave

Jun 8, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal George Pell turned has turned 80 years old, losing his eligibility to vote in a future papal conclave. Read more

Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021.

Cardinal Pell leads Eucharistic procession in Rome

May 13, 2021

The former Vatican finance czar led the annual procession at the Angelicum on May 13, Read more

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

Cardinal Pell: ‘The duty of the German bishops is to uphold the teachings of Scripture’

Apr 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“I think that there is a percentage of the German Church that seems to be resolutely heading in the wrong... Read more

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

Feb 1, 2021

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

Jan 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

CNA

In EWTN interview, Cardinal Pell discusses acquittal, Vatican finances

Dec 21, 2020

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

CNA

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

Dec 18, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Nov 30, 2020

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

 St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City.

Swiss court orders full access to records for Vatican financial investigation

Nov 27, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

Cardinal George Pell.

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

Nov 9, 2020

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

Oct 23, 2020

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