The Vatican says that leaders of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have traveled to Rome to discuss “the restoration of trust” amid a sex abuse scandal involving Australian cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to the pope.
A frail-looking Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, arrived for a second court appearance Friday as he fights sexual abuse charges that he strongly denies. The 76-year-old, the highest ranking Catholic...Show More Summary
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will face a court hearing in Australia next year to answer what police have described as "historical sexual offences", a magistrate said on Friday, the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations.
A father woke up his young daughter on two occasions to see the priest, Gerald Ridsdale, who then sexually assaulted her.
The Catholic League's Bill Donohue pointed out that Cardinal George Pell does not yet know what charges he faces in Australia.
In the United States it would be unheard of for someone to be summoned to court to face a judge without knowing what the charges are and who the accusers are. But not in Australia. Cardinal George Pell was summoned to travel from Rome to Melbourne to appear in court today. Show More Summary
Cardinal George Pell is on a leave of absence from the Vatican, where he serves as Treasurer for the pontiff.
A lawyer for Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, said the prelate would plead not guilty to all charges. The hearing lasted six minutes.
Pell appeared in Australian court on Wednesday for a brief preliminary hearing to set the pace of upcoming proceedings.
The third most senior Vatican official George Pell attends the first court hearing on historical sex abuse charges.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell arrived at a court in his native Australia on Wednesday for his first appearance to face historical sex charges as the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations.
BALLARAT, Australia (Reuters) - One of the pope's top advisers, Cardinal George Pell, makes his first court appearance in Australia this week on charges of historic sex crimes, a bitter reminder for his home town reeling from more than a dozen abuse cases.
Catholic author and John Paul II biographer George Weigel cites an Australian diplomat and Australian legal experts and journalists who are appalled by the media campaign to bring down Pell.
By Mathew Schmalz, Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross. Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, returned to his native Australia July 10 to face criminal charges related to sexual assault. While the specific allegations and names of the accusers have not been...
Cardinal George Pell, one of the senior-most Vatican officials to be charged with sexual abuse, returned to his native country Australia on Monday, ahead of his first court appearance in Melbourne on July 26, according to several reports. Pell was accused of several sexual assault charges over...
Cardinal George Pell, a high-ranking figure at the Vatican, is taking a leave of absence to return to his home country for a trial over allegations of "historical sex abuse."
Cardinal George Pell is due to appear in a court in the Victoria state capital Melbourne on July 26, while Pell has vowed to fight the allegations