Cardinal George Pell

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Cardinal Pell to appeal to Australian High Court

Aug 26, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Aug 23, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Aug 21, 2019

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

Aug 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Aug 20, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

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

Aug 12, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

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

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

Jun 24, 2019

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

Jun 6, 2019

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

Jun 3, 2019

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

May 28, 2019

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

Apr 15, 2019

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

Mar 5, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

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

Mar 5, 2019

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

Mar 4, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

Mar 4, 2019

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

Mar 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

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'

Mar 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Feb 27, 2019

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

Feb 26, 2019

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

Feb 26, 2019

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