Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal George Pell’

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

Drastic overhaul called for Australia’s Catholic Church Comments 0

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Australia’s Catholic Church needs to completely overhaul itself following Cardinal George Pell’s sex abuse conviction. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics are pushing for the church to open itself to ordaining women, ending clericalism and enabling people who are LGBTI or divorced to be included more. Prominent Catholics are sounding alarm bells, warning the Church that Read more

Cathedral plaque records Pell’s updated status Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

An Australian comedy group says it wants to weld ‘convicted paedophile’ to the description under a plaque of Cardinal George Pell. Shortly after Pell’s child sex abuse appeal was dismissed last Wednesday, Australian comedy group The Chaser visited St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, where a commemorative plaque dedicated to the imprisoned cleric is on display. Read more

Cardinal Pell analysis: What happens next? Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The Vatican is holding off from issuing any disciplinary measures against Cardinal George Pell until the Australian prelate has exhausted all legal avenues in trying to overturn his convictions for the sexual abuse of children. After a panel of judges rejected Pell’s attempt to overturn the December 2018 jury’s guilty verdict against him, the Holy Read more

It’s cowardly – Pell hasn’t been defrocked Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Abuse survivor Tim Lennon says the Vatican should have been decisive after George Pell was convicted and immediately defrocked him. However following the Victoria Supreme Court’s 2-1 ruling against Pell (78) last week, his legal team says it is considering a further appeal to Australia’s High Court. The Vatican says it is waiting for Pell Read more

Why one appeal judge thought Pell should go free Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

One of the judges who heard Cardinal George Pell’s appeal says he would have quashed the cardinal’s five convictions for child sex offences. Judge Mark Weinberg says he would have based his decision on a “significant body of cogent evidence” that cast serious doubt on the victim’s accoun­t. In his dissenting ruling, Weinberg says the Read more

Cardinal Pell’s appeal wanes Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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An  ageing and dishevelled Cardinal George Pell, Wednesday, returned to his cell in solitary confinement at the Melbourne Assessment Prison. The journey follows the Court of Appeal’s split 2-1 decision handed down by Chief Justice Anne Ferguson. Both she and Justice Chris Maxwell experienced no doubt about Pell’s guilt. “The Chief Justice and Justice Maxwell Read more

The Pell appeal: What to expect Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

The Victorian Court of Appeal will announce it’s decision on Wednesday morning on whether it will overturn Cardinal George Pell’s convictions for sexually abusing two choirboys. Three judges are examining Pell’s appeal. The appeal proceedings will be live streamed on the Supreme Court of Victoria’s website. If the court finds the jury got it wrong, Read more

Pell-penned prison letter “arrogant” Comments 0

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

A clerical abuse survivor says convicted Australian paedophile Cardinal George Pell is “arrogant”. His claim relates to Pell’s prison-penned letter linking his suffering in jail to that of Jesus Christ suffering on the cross. Stephen Woods says he is not surprised by “anything other than the level of arrogance” in the letter, which was posted Read more

Controversial letter spotlights Pell prison behaviour Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

A letter purporting to be from disgraced Australian cardinal George Pell to his supporters has been posted on Twitter. The full text of the letter dated 1 August was posted last Friday evening by the ‘Cardinal George Pell Supporters’ Twitter account. Prison authorities are investigating whether Pell broke Melbourne Assessment Prison rules by posting the Read more