Cardinal George Pell

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 George Pell in the Vatican, 2016.

Cardinal Pell 'surprised' by Royal Commission findings

May 7, 2020

By CNA Staff

Cardinal George Pell has expressed his “surprise” at newly released findings of an Australian investigation, which concluded that the cardinal... 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

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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

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5, 2018.

Archbishop Fisher welcomes acquittal of Cardinal Pell

Apr 7, 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has welcomed the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell by Australia’s High Court.  Read more

Cardinal George Pell in the Vatican, 2014.

Analysis: Freed from prison, will Cardinal Pell now face Vatican trial?

Apr 6, 2020

By Ed Condon

While Pell’s criminal trials in Australia are now at an end, the same accusations must now be addressed by the... Read more

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

'The only basis for justice is truth' - With conviction overturned, Cardinal Pell speaks

Apr 6, 2020

After his conviction for child sexual abuse was overturned Tuesday by Australia’s High Court, Cardinal George Pell has released a... Read more

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Cardinal George Pell's abuse convictions overturned by Australia's High Court

Apr 6, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

After an ordeal that began nearly four years ago, and more than 13 months of imprisonment, Cardinal George Pell is... Read more

Cardinal George Pell in the Vatican, 2014.

Australian High Court to issue Cardinal Pell decision next week

Apr 2, 2020

The Australian High Court announced Thursday that a decision would be issued in the case Pell v. The Crown on April 7... Read more