Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal George Pell’

Love George Pell or loathe him, we should all be grateful that justice has been delivered Comments 0

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Some Australians, including many victims of child sexual abuse, revile George Pell. Others hold him in high esteem. Neither of these groups will have their minds changed about Cardinal Pell, ­regardless of what any court might determine. The majority of Australians fall into neither camp. Victorian Police In the midst of controversy and with allegations Read more

Cardinal George Pell awaits HIgh Court decision Comments 0

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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The verdict on whether to overturn the conviction of Cardinal George Pell will come later, Australia’s highest court said on Thursday. Pell is seeking to appeal the Victoria Appeal Court’s two-to-one decision last year that came down in favour of sustaining his 2018 child sexual abuse conviction. Bret Walker, Pell’s lead barrister, outlined a case Read more

Cardinal George Pell’s final opportunity in court nears Comments 0

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Cardinal George Pell’s final opportunity to have his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year old choirboys overturned is only a month away. His lawyers will be pleading his case in the High Court of Australia March 11-12. Although the hearing is only weeks away, the full bench of Australia’s highest court — either five or Read more

Cardinal Pell gets another chance Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Two Federal High Court Justices, Michelle Gordon and James Edelman, Wednesday, gave Cardinal George Pell another chance to appeal his conviction for abusing two choirboys at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Of the 22 applications listed on November 13 to appear before the High Court, Pell’s  is the only one to be granted. The two High Court Read more

More doubt emerges about Pell’s abuse Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Two former employees of the Melbourne Cathedral school have come forward expressing doubts about events that landed Cardinal George Pell in prison. In 1996, Lil Sinozic and Jean Corish were on duty at the Cathedral nearly every Sunday morning. “I just know for a fact that what they’re describing could not have happened, given the Read more

Before being accused, Pell had objected to a 50 million euro loan Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Cardinal George Pell, who before his conviction of child sex abuse was the Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, strongly opposed a 50 million euro loan request to purchase a bankrupt hospital. His decision was endorsed by financial authorities at the Institute for Works of Religion, commonly called the Vatican Bank or IOR. Read more

Prosecutors respond to jailed George Pell’s appeal bid Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Victoria’s Office of Public Prosecutions has filed a summary of their argument against jailed cardinal George Pell’s “special leave to appeal” application. The director of public prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC, has challenged Pell’s grounds to appeal to the High Court. Background December 2018: Pell found guilty in the County Court of Victoria on five charges Read more

Choirboy can be believed – and Pell freed Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

For more than four years, the fate of Australia’s most powerful Catholic cleric rested on the word of a former choirboy. For police, for the courts and the church, it all came down to the truthfulness, credibility and believability of a single witness, alone and unsupported in what he alleged against George Pell. In an Read more

Pell’s last chance – special leave to appeal lodged Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

George Pell’s legal team has applied to Australia’s High Court for special leave to appeal the jailed cardinal’s child sex abuse conviction. Although special leave cases are not usually granted by the High Court, it’s possible Pell’s could be accepted. This is because judges at his appeal could not agree about Pell’s guilt or innocence. Read more

Widening budget deficit at the Holy See Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Pope Francis has ordered Vatican officials to close a widening budget deficit at the Holy See. They have to stop poorly managed spending and investments from undermining the operations of the Catholic Church’s global headquarters. The forthcoming financial statements will be the Vatican’s first to completely follow international public sector accounting standards. The Holy See’s Read more