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Archbishop maintains disgraced Pell is innocent after losing sex-case appeal

'I believe in what he said to me on many occasions, that he's innocent,' says Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli

Prosecutors insist Pell child sex conviction ‘unimpeachable’

Prosecutors insist the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell for child sexual abuse was "unimpeachable" as his appeal against the guilty verdict went into a second day.

Former Vatican treasurer appeals against abuse convictions

George Pell makes an appearance in a Melbourne court to appeal a hearing to overturn convictions for sexually assaulting two choir boys in the 1990s.

Australian media to face court over Pell trial coverage

George Pell, who became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex abuse, was jailed for six years in February.

Australia seeks possible jail for journalists over Pell gag order

The Department of Public Prosecutions called for the reporters and 13 of the country's leading news organisations to face trial for contempt of court.

Australian Cardinal Pell sentenced to 6 years jail for abusing 2...

The former Vatican treasurer is the highest ranking Catholic priest worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences.

Australia’s Cardinal Pell sued for alleged child abuse in 1970s

The claimant cannot be named for legal reasons and the court did not make the claim public.

Disgraced Aussie cardinal behind bars for child sex crimes

Cardinal George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for 5 charges of sexual assault against 2 choirboys at Melbourne’s Saint Patrick's Cathedral in 1996-97.

Australia convicts top Vatican cleric over child sex crimes

Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic clergyman worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences.

Vatican treasurer’s trial on historical sex offences to last 10 weeks,...

The trial of Vatican Treasurer George Pell, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of historical sexual offences, is expected to last 10 weeks, an Australian court heard on Wednesday, with his defence lawyer seeking speedy action.

Vatican Treasurer Pell’s lawyer says no grounds for trial, court to...

Magistrate Belinda Wallington will hand down her decision on whether to send Pell to trial on May 1.

Vatican finance chief Pell arrives for abuse hearing in Australia

The 76-year-old, the most senior Catholic cleric to be charged with criminal offences linked to the Church's long-running sexual abuse scandal, denies all the claims.

Cardinal Pell arrives in Australia to face abuse charges

Pell has been ordered to face a Melbourne court on July 26 for a preliminary hearing on multiple sexual assault charges related to offences allegedly committed decades ago, when he was a senior cleric in Australia.

Pope backs Australian cardinal in fight against sex abuse charges

Pell, unofficially considered the number three in the Vatican hierarchy, said he had been in close contact with Francis in recent days and thanked the head of the Church for granting him leave.

Australia police mull abuse charges against Pope aide

The allegations came from two men, now in their 40s, who said he groped them in summer 1978-79 at the Eureka pool in Ballarat, Australia, where the cleric grew up and worked.