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George Pell: Australian cardinal of the Catholic Church
George Pell is an Australian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as the inaugural prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy between 2014 and 2019, and was a member of the Council of Cardinal Advisers between 2013 and 2018. Ordained a priest in 1966 and bishop in 1987, he was made a cardinal in 2003. Pell served as the eighth Archbishop of Sydney (2001–2014), the seventh Archbishop of Melbourne (1996–2001) and an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne (1987–1996). He has also been an author, columnist and public speaker. Since 1996, Pell has maintained a high public profile on a wide range of issues, while retaining an adherence to Catholic orthodoxy.

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Publisher seeks donations to help fund George Pell's 'spiritual classic' prison diary

The first instalment of George Pell's 1,000-page prison diary is likely be released in 2021, says Catholic publisher Ignatius Press, which has asked subscribers for donations to get the book off the..
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George Pell to publish his prison diary

The first instalment of George Pell's 1000-page prison diary is likely be released in 2021, Catholic publisher Ignatius Press says.
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Royal commission findings reveal George Pell's knowledge of abuse within church

Previously unpublished child abuse royal commission findings about Cardinal George Pell's knowledge of historical allegations have been released.
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Redacted sections of George Pell royal commission findings due to be released

Previously unpublished child abuse royal commission findings about Cardinal George Pell's knowledge of historical allegations are set to be released.
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Final steps before Pell findings released

Attorney-General Christian Porter is seeking final advice from his department before releasing royal commission findings pertaining to Cardinal George Pell.
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Attorney-General seeks final advice on release of George Pell royal commission findings

Attorney-General Christian Porter is seeking final advice from his department before releasing royal commission findings pertaining to Cardinal George Pell.
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Porter seeks final advice on Pell findings

Attorney-General Christian Porter is seeking final advice from his department before releasing royal commission findings pertaining to Cardinal George Pell.
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George Pell says he was a 'scapegoat', warns of one-sided justice system in first TV interview since acquittal

The Cardinal has cautioned against any justice system that is biased towards accusers in his first sit-down interview since his release from prison.
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Online threats spark police visit to George Pell at Sydney seminary

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney released a statement that the states's counter-terrorism squad visited to speak to Cardinal Pell about threats made on social media.
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Pell warns on 'unjust' system, blasts ABC

George Pell has cautioned against any justice system that is biased towards accusers and attacked the ABC in his first formal interview since his release.
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George Pell reflects on suffering, prison and coronavirus in Easter message

Cardinal George Pell has written of suffering, his time in prison and the coronavirus pandemic in an Easter message published in The Australian newspaper.
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Pell talks of suffering in Easter message

Cardinal George Pell has written of suffering, his time in prison and the coronavirus pandemic in his Easter message.
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Australia's Cardinal Pell urges Christians to embrace suffering: paper

Suffering should be embraced and redeemed through service even when a result of a miscarriage of justice, Australia's Cardinal George Pell, who spent 404 days in jail before his sexual abuse conviction..
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Pell case prompts call for release of accuser transcripts

George Pell's case has prompted a call for the release of transcripts of non-identifying complainant evidence.
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Church confronts altered landscape after the trials of George Pell

This week’s acquittal of Cardinal Pell assuages the anger and humiliation felt by many Catholics but leaves unchanged the most pressing task facing the church.
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Pell verdict is not the death of juries, but he should have been tried by a judge alone

In most states, George Pell could have requested a judge-alone trial, but not in Victoria. It's time that all Australians were entitled to this protection from trial by media.
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At a servo on the road to Sydney, Pell says he's 'very pleased' to be free

Cardinal George Pell is on his way to Sydney day after he was released following the High Court's decision to quash his convictions for child-sex offences.
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Melbourne cathedral vandalised as George Pell leaves city after first night of freedom

Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral has been vandalised, emblazoned with the words "Rot in Hell Pell" and "no justice", as Cardinal George Pell left the city for Sydney following his acquittal..
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'I am OK': Pell's accuser accepts High Court decision

Cardinal George Pell's accuser, known only as Witness J, has released a statement after the High Court quashed the Cardinal's convictions.
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High Court corrects an injustice but raises some difficult questions

Whatever your view of George Pell, he did not have the opportunity to do the crime he was convicted of.
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Pell acquittal puts Victorian courts on trial, and shows they need a reality check

The High Court decision to allow the appeal of Cardinal George Pell will send shivers through the entire Australian criminal justice system.
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Pell decision must not deter victims from speaking out

The High Court's ruling freeing Cardinal George Pell raises deep questions.
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Cardinal George Pell free from jail, but not from scrutiny

George Pell has begun the next stage of his life at a Kew monastery after being acquitted by the High Court on sex abuse charges.
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After Cardinal George Pell acquitted, Pope Francis decries 'unjust sentences' as Vatican 'welcomes' verdict

Pope Francis has appeared to offer George Pell support, dedicating his morning mass for those who suffer today from unjust sentences.
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Relief from Pell supporters, while abuse advocates mull consequences

George Pell's release from prison has devastated other sex-assault victims and their advocates who fear his acquittal will deter people from reporting crimes.
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After Pell sentence, pope prays for those suffering 'unjust sentences'

Pope Francis, speaking just a few hours after Australia's highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexually assaulting two choirboys, on Tuesday offered his morning Mass for those who suffer..
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George Pell says he 'holds no ill will' to his accuser as he walks free from prison

Cardinal George Pell has walked free from prison after his historic child sex abuse convictions were quashed by the High Court on Tuesday.
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Survivors 'in shock' after High Court quashes George Pell's sexual abuse convictions

The father of the deceased choirboy at the centre of the Cardinal George Pell trial has expressed disbelief at the High Court’s decision to free him.
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Cardinal Pell walks free after Australian court acquittal

Australia's highest court on Tuesday acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, allowing the 78-year-old cardinal to walk free from jail.
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George Pell High Court decision: Full copy of judgment summary

The full 700 word summary of the High Court's judgment that freed George Pell.
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Pell to walk free after High Court overturns conviction

Cardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after the High Court overturned his conviction for historic child sex offences.
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High Court to hand down George Pell decision

Australia's High Court will hand down its decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final appeal opportunity in Brisbane on Tuesday morning.
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Holy Week brings Pell's day of judgment but clutch of civil cases loom

George Pell will learn his fate on Tuesday morning when the High Court rules on his appeal against child-sex convictions.
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High Court comes to swift judgment in George Pell case

The High Court will bring to an end in a matter of days the extraordinary case of George Pell.
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More alleged victims of George Pell to have abuse claims aired on ABC

Two men who grew up in Ballarat in the 1970s have told the ABC that they were sexually abused by George Pell when they were boys.
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George Pell High Court appeal decision to be handed down on Tuesday

Australia's High Court will hand down a decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell's appeal bid next Tuesday.
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The wait continues for disgraced Cardinal George Pell as High Court decides

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell's legal team have presented their arguments for being granted an appeal and now must wait for the High Court's decision.
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Prosecutors get say in second day of George Pell High Court appeal bid

After a full day of arguments from George Pell's lawyers in his High Court appeal bid in Canberra, prosecutors will have their turn.
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Judges took 'terribly damaging wrong route' in Pell ruling, High Court told

Victoria’s Court of Appeal embarked on a “terribly damaging wrong route’’ by requiring Cardinal George Pell to prove it was impossible for him to have sexually abused two choirboys after Sunday..
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Pell backers clash with 'angry' protester

A man yelled George Pell should "burn in hell" during a clash with the disgraced cardinal's supporters outside the High Court in Canberra.
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Australian court hears final appeal by ex-Vatican treasurer Pell

Australia's highest court began hearing the final bid on Wednesday by former Vatican treasurer George Pell to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s when he..
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High Court set to hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's appeal

Australia's Highest Court will hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final bid for freedom in Canberra on Wednesday.
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George Pell's final bid for freedom rests on six missing minutes

As High Court prepares to hear the case of George Pell, his legal team has drawn its attention to the greatest doubt that still lingers over his conviction.
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High Court to hear Pell appeal this week

Australia's Highest Court will hear disgraced cardinal George Pell's final bid for freedom in Canberra this week.
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Convicted Australian cardinal moved to new prison after drone incident: media

Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell, convicted over child sex offences, was moved to another prison last week after a drone flew over the facility where he was being held, local media reported.
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George Pell reportedly moved to maximum security prison following drone incident

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell has reportedly been moved to a maximum security prison after an incident involving a drone at his central Melbourne jail.
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