Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Geoprge Pell’

Cardinal Becciu – the case against him

Monday, July 31st, 2023

The Vatican City’s promoter of justice asked judges Wednesday to sentence Cardinal Angelo Becciu to more than seven years in prison, as he made closing arguments in the landmark financial crimes trial. But do prosecutors really have a case against Becciu? In his argument July 26, Alessandro Diddi spent the day focused on Becciu, the Read more

People are hungry for the Bread of Life, and it’s not just the women

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I was a visitor celebrating a parish Mass. I was introduced to the congregation by the choir leader who had sung at my diaconate ordination 36 years ago. After mass, she expressed her displeasure that Pope Francis had announced changes to the Code of Canon Law, lumping together the issues Read more

Pell’s criminal barrister has not quit

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Robert Richter QC, who is the criminal barrister representing Cardinal George Pell, has denied newspaper reports that he has stood down from the case. He says these reports emerged after he expressed anger at  the court’s  ‘perverse’ guilty verdict, and are incorrect. Initially he says he questioned his objectivity in the ongoing defence case for Read more

Pressure mounts on Cardinal Pell to return and face criminal charges

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Australian Senate has endorsed the Green Party’s call for Cardinal Pell’s return from Rome to face allegations of criminal misconduct. In reply, Pell says the Green Party’s actions show it is “anti-religion”. A spokesperson for Pell said the move is really about political point scoring. “The Greens have opted for an obvious political stunt Read more