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Cardinal George Pell arrives at Melbourne County Court on February 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Pell awaits decision after final Australian appeal

Cardinal George Pell remains in prison while the seven justices of the Australian High Court consider his petition for special... Read more

Supporters of Cardinal Pell gathered outside the High Court in Canberra, Australia.

Pell’s lawyers make final case in High Court appeal

The legal team for Cardinal George Pell laid out their case for appeal before Australia’s High Court Wednesday.  Read more

Australian Cardinal George Pell is escorted in handcuffs from the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne on August 21, 2019.

Pell hearing to begin in Australia’s high court

Australia’s High Court will hear this week arguments in the final appeal of Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in... Read more

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane speaks at a Vatican press conference, Oct. 19, 2015.

Head of Australian bishops' conference in Rome ahead of plenary council

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, president of the Australian bishops’ conference, is in Rome for high-level discussions ahead of the... Read more

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Date set Cardinal Pell's last chance appeal hearing

Australia’s High Court has set a date for the final appeal of Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in 2018... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell transferred to new maximum-security prison

Cardinal George Pell has reportedly been transferred out of the Melbourne prison in which he has been incarcerated for more... Read more

Carolers gather outside Melbourne Assessment Prison on Christmas Eve, 2019.

Christmas Eve carolers for Cardinal Pell gathered at Melbourne prison

A group of local Catholics gathered outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve to sing carols for Cardinal George Pell.  Read more

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

Senior Victoria cops said Pell investigation could distract from major police scandal

Senior police officials in the Australian state of Victoria discussed by email the way that their 2014 investigation into Cardinal... Read more

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Vatican officials: Swiss bank suspected of money laundering led to Pell conflict

The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican... Read more

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UPDATED: Australian High Court refers Cardinal Pell's appeal of sex abuse conviction

The Australian High Court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal an August decision by... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick: Foundation ‘irresponsible’ to question controversial Vatican grant

McCarrick made the intervention in December 2017, after objections were raised to the Vatican’s request of $25 million from the... Read more

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Former Melbourne cathedral workers doubt Pell abuse could have occurred

Two former employees of the cathedral school in Melbourne, Australia are expressing strong doubts about the charges that landed Cardinal... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell objected to controversial Vatican hospital loan

A 50 million euro loan request to secure the purchase of a bankrupt hospital was vetoed by Cardinal George Pell... Read more

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Cardinal Pell submits appeal to Australian High Court

Cardinal George Pell Tuesday submitted an appeal of his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the Aug. 21 decision... Read more

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Cardinal Pell to appeal to Australian High Court

Cardinal George Pell will appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the decision last week by the Court... Read more

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Analysis: Pell, and the politics of Rome

With no further civil progress likely, and Cardinal George Pell almost sure to remain in prison for the foreseeable future,... Read more

Court of Appeal in Melbourne, Victoria.

Opinions divided in reaction to Pell decision

The decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to reject Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction for child sex... Read more

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Vatican ‘acknowledges the court's decision’ to dismiss Cardinal George Pell's appeal

The Vatican said Wednesday it acknowledges the decision by the Court of Appeals in Victoria to uphold the conviction of... Read more

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

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal of sex abuse conviction

The conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been upheld by the Court of Appeals in Victoria. A three-judge appellate panel... Read more

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As appeal verdict looms, Pell faces investigation over Twitter post

The incarcerated Cardinal George Pell is facing an investigation by Australian prison authorities, after images of a letter he sent... Read more