Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal George Pell’

Vatican says three cardinals leaving C9 won’t be replaced Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Pope Francis has released three cardinals from the C9 – his Council of Cardinals. Members of the Council (known as the C9 because there are nine cardinals making up the papal advisory group) advise the pope on Church governance and reform. Its work places a special emphasis on the reform of Pastor Bonus, the apostolic Read more

Cardinal Pell found guilty of child sex offences Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty on five counts of historic sex offenses. The jury in a County Court of the State of Victoria, delivered a unanimous verdict on Tuesday. The verdict came after three days of deliberation and sentencing will take place in early February. Until then Pell is released on bail. This Read more

Help with legal fees for Cardinal Pell sought Comments 0

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Help to pay the legal fees for Cardinal Pell is being sought. An article seeking contributions has been posted in the Catholic Weekly. Pell is fighting historical sexual assault offences charges. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney posted an article. It includes bank details for people to Read more

Australian court orders Cardinal Pell to stand trial Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The Australian court has ordered Cardinal George Pell to stand trial. He will be defending historical sexual offence allegations which he denies. The Vatican has issued the following statement about the court’s decision: “The Holy See has taken note of the decision issued by judicial authorities in Australia regarding His Eminence Cardinal George Pell. “Last Read more

Final submissions in Pell trial made: ruling due 1 May Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Final submissions in a hearing to determine whether the case against Cardinal George Pell is strong enough to warrant a trial by jury have been made. Pell, who is Pope Francis’s former finance minister, is facing several sexual abuse charges. The alleged offences date back to when he was living in Victoria. Police have described Read more

Australian court told some Pell charges will be dropped Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The Australian court has been told some of the alleged historical sexual offence charges against Cardinal George Pell will be dropped. Prosecutor Mark Gibson told the court last Friday one of Pell’s accusers is medically unfit to give evidence, so the charges cannot proceed. No other details were given. Another charge against Pell was dropped Read more

Cardinal Pell may face new charges Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Cardinal George Pell could face new criminal charges. His committal hearing in Melbourne was told on Tuesday that a witness had unexpectedly provided a new statement to police on Monday evening. Read more Related Posts:Police likely to rule on possible charges against…One Pell sexual offence charge withdrawnNot just George Pell is on trialCardinal George Pell Read more

One Pell sexual offence charge withdrawn Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A sexual offence charge against Australian Cardinal George Pell has been withdrawn because his accuser died. Mark Gibson SC, crown prosecutor, told the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday the charge following the death of key witness Damian Dignan was being withdrawn. However, Pell still faces numerous other sexual offence charges. He is denying all of Read more

Key witness in Pell case unreliable: Court may withdraw charge Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Evidence from a key witness in the sexual abuse trial against Cardinal George Pell may be withdrawn and the charge against him dropped. The director of prosecutions told the Melbourne Magistrates Court that, although no decision has been made yet, the charge by the late Damian Dignan was “likely to be withdrawn”. Ruth Shann, a Read more

Australian Catholic Church – actual as against stated wealth Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The Australian Catholic Church wealth has been investigated by media. The amount the investigation turned up is significantly greater than the Church admits. The Age – a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne since 1854 – undertook the six-month investigation. It  found the Church is far wealthier than it asserted to the Royal Commission Read more