Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal George Pell’

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

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