Cardinal George Pell

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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

Oct 12, 2020

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

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Pell accuser denies Becciu bribery allegations

Oct 5, 2020

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

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

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

Oct 5, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

Cardinal George Pell. CNA file photo

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

Oct 5, 2020

By JD Flynn

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

Oct 2, 2020

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

Sep 30, 2020

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

Cardinal George Pell. Alan Holdren/CNA

Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week

Sep 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell thanks Pope Francis after Cardinal Becciu resigns

Sep 25, 2020

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

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell speaks on maintaining hope in prison, Vatican finances

Aug 17, 2020

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

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell to speak at virtual Napa Institute conference

Aug 6, 2020

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

Cardinal George Pell.

Pell: Church’s mission ‘no justification’ for financial inefficiency or corruption

Jun 30, 2020

By Ed Condon

Cardinal George Pell has said that the Church’s spiritual mission is no excuse for bad management, and that financial corruption... Read more

Cardinal George Pell. CNA file photo

Cardinal Pell's prison journal will be 'spiritual classic,' publisher says

Jun 20, 2020

The publisher of the prison diary of Cardinal George Pell said the text reveals the courage, conviction, and Christian charity... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell: Gospel ‘helped me to survive’ in prison

Jun 15, 2020

Cardinal George Pell told a group of Australian students that his Christian faith helped him persevere through his time in... Read more

Cardinal George Pell meets with child sex abuse victims at the Hotel Quirinale in Rome, Italy on March 3, 2016.

Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage

May 26, 2020

A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed a trial date to prosecute journalists and media outlets for... Read more

Cardinal Geroge Pell in the Vatican, 2017. Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA

'The culture wars are real,' Cardinal Pell says in new interview

Apr 14, 2020

Cardinal George Pell has said culture wars and anti-Catholic sentiment could have played a part in the decision of Victoria... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell’s Easter message: ‘We can redeem our suffering by joining it to His’

Apr 10, 2020

Cardinal George Pell said Friday that suffering can be offered to God for good, and that Christians see Christ in... Read more

Saint Patrick cathedral Melbourne.

Melbourne cathedral vandalized after Cardinal Pell acquittal

Apr 8, 2020

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne was vandalized overnight Wednesday, hours after Cardinal George Pell was acquitted by Australia's High Court... Read more

Cardinal George Pell leaves Barwon Prison on April 07, 2020 in Geelong, Australia.

‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell looks forward to Easter 

Apr 7, 2020

By Ed Condon

In an exclusive interview with CNA on the day of his release from prison,  Cardinal George Pell spoke about his... Read more

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

Holy See responds to High Court’s acquittal of Cardinal Pell

Apr 7, 2020

The Vatican has welcomed the Australian High Court’s decision to quash Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse conviction.  Read more

Pope Francis during Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta April 6, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for the unjustly condemned after Pell conviction overturned

Apr 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prayed at Mass Tuesday for all those who have been persecuted by an unjust sentence, offering the prayer... Read more