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Cardinal George Pell outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

Due to backlash, Pell to live in 'secure compound' if appeal succeeds

While Cardinal George Pell of Australia is appealing his sexual abuse conviction in court, he and his supporters are making... Read more

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

Prosecution falters during Cardinal Pell appeal hearing

The lead prosecutor arguing to sustain the conviction of Cardinal George Pell struggled Thursday in presenting the Crown’s case.  Read more

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Cardinal Pell prepares for appeal hearing

Pell's appeal is set to be heard by a three-judge panel of the state of Victoria’s Supreme Court on 5-6... Read more

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

Cardinal Pell will not ask for shorter sentence if appeal fails

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, who was sentenced to six years in prison in March after being convicted of five... Read more

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Three dozen journalists and media companies indicted over Pell trial gag order

More than twenty journalists in Australia faced court charges Monday over breach of a court gag order in the case... Read more

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Analysis: The stakes of Pell's Vatican trial

The Vatican has announced that a canonical process against Cardinal George Pell will soon begin in the Congregation for the... Read more

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

Australian bishops respond to Pell verdict

Following news of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction of sexual abuse of minors, several bishops in Australia have have said they... Read more

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

Pell awaits sentence in solitary confinement

Cardinal George Pell is incarcerated at the Melbourne Assessment Prison while he awaits the results of a sentencing hearing held... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican March 17 2016.

Alleged Pell abuse victim to sue over Ballarat swimming claims

A man who says he was sexually assaulted in the 1970s by Australia’s Cardinal George Pell says he will file... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

Analysis: Pell's appeal for justice

The verdict in Pell’s case has raised serious questions about how a legal system can adapt to cope with a... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican Secretary of State calls Pell conviction 'shocking and painful'

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin Thursday called the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in Australia “shocking and painful.”  Read more

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Cardinal Pell awaits sentencing in police custody

After the revocation of his bail Wednesday, Cardinal George Pell was taken into police custody for the first time while... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, then-prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, March 17, 2016.

Cardinal Pell no longer prefect of Vatican's economy secretariat

Alessandro Gisotti, interim Holy See press office director, confirmed Tuesday via Twitter that Cardinal George Pell is no longer prefect... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

Holy See issues statement on conviction, appeal of Cardinal Pell

The Vatican press office has issued a statement on the recently announced conviction of Cardinal George Pell on charges of... Read more

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Prosecutors drop second trial against Cardinal George Pell

Prosecutors have abandoned a planned second trial against Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in December 2018 on five... Read more

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The case against Pell: new details emerge

Following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in the Australian state of Victoria last week, new details have emerged about... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

After guilty verdict, questions raised about Pell trial

After reports of a guilty verdict emerged in the trial of Australian Cardinal George Pell, some in Australia have questioned... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican March 17 2016.

Reports of Pell guilty verdict emerge, despite gag order

Cardinal George Pell has been convicted by an Australian court on charges of sexual abuse of minors, according to media... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican March 17 2016.

Court to consider request for media gag order in Cardinal Pell trial

An Australian court will determine Wednesday whether to accept a request by prosecutors for a “super injunction” against all media... Read more

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Facing criminal trial, Pell will remain on leave of absence from Vatican position

Cardinal George Pell will remain on a leave of absence from his Vatican position as he faces charges of “historic... Read more