Cardinal George Pell

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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

Cardinal George Pell in the Vatican, 2014.

Analysis: What could happen next for Cardinal Pell

Mar 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

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

Pell awaits decision after final Australian appeal

Mar 11, 2020

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

Mar 10, 2020

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

Mar 10, 2020

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

Feb 20, 2020

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

Cardinal George Pell. CNA file photo

Date set Cardinal Pell's last chance appeal hearing

Feb 15, 2020

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

Jan 13, 2020

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

Dec 26, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Dec 13, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Cardinal George Pell.

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

Nov 21, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Cardinal George Pell.

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

Nov 13, 2019

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

Nov 6, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Nov 6, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

Nov 5, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Sep 17, 2019

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