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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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Cardinal George Pell heckled on return to RomeCardinal George Pell has returned to Rome from Australia for the first time since being jailed - and then acquitted - on child sex abuse charges. As the 79-year-old entered his residence for quarantine..
Australia has a widespread coronavirus travel ban. Why is Cardinal George Pell able to leave the country?Cardinal George Pell has departed Sydney for Rome, despite a ban preventing Australian citizens travelling overseas.
Cardinal George Pell to leave Australia for Rome six months after acquittalCardinal George Pell is due to depart Sydney for Rome on Tuesday, six months after he was acquitted of sexual abuse by Australia's High Court.
Publisher seeks donations to help fund George Pell's 'spiritual classic' prison diaryThe 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..
George Pell to publish his prison diaryThe first instalment of George Pell's 1000-page prison diary is likely be released in 2021, Catholic publisher Ignatius Press says.
Royal commission findings reveal George Pell's knowledge of abuse within churchPreviously unpublished child abuse royal commission findings about Cardinal George Pell's knowledge of historical allegations have been released.
Redacted sections of George Pell royal commission findings due to be releasedPreviously unpublished child abuse royal commission findings about Cardinal George Pell's knowledge of historical allegations are set to be released.
Final steps before Pell findings releasedAttorney-General Christian Porter is seeking final advice from his department before releasing royal commission findings pertaining to Cardinal George Pell.
Attorney-General seeks final advice on release of George Pell royal commission findingsAttorney-General Christian Porter is seeking final advice from his department before releasing royal commission findings pertaining to Cardinal George Pell.
Porter seeks final advice on Pell findingsAttorney-General Christian Porter is seeking final advice from his department before releasing royal commission findings pertaining to Cardinal George Pell.
George Pell says he was a 'scapegoat', warns of one-sided justice system in first TV interview since acquittalThe Cardinal has cautioned against any justice system that is biased towards accusers in his first sit-down interview since his release from prison.
Online threats spark police visit to George Pell at Sydney seminaryThe 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.
Pell warns on 'unjust' system, blasts ABCGeorge Pell has cautioned against any justice system that is biased towards accusers and attacked the ABC in his first formal interview since his release.
George Pell reflects on suffering, prison and coronavirus in Easter messageCardinal George Pell has written of suffering, his time in prison and the coronavirus pandemic in an Easter message published in The Australian newspaper.
Pell talks of suffering in Easter messageCardinal 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: paperSuffering 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..
Pell case prompts call for release of accuser transcriptsGeorge Pell's case has prompted a call for the release of transcripts of non-identifying complainant evidence.
Church confronts altered landscape after the trials of George PellThis 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.
Pell verdict is not the death of juries, but he should have been tried by a judge aloneIn 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.
At a servo on the road to Sydney, Pell says he's 'very pleased' to be freeCardinal 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.
Melbourne cathedral vandalised as George Pell leaves city after first night of freedomMelbourne'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..
'I am OK': Pell's accuser accepts High Court decisionCardinal George Pell's accuser, known only as Witness J, has released a statement after the High Court quashed the Cardinal's convictions.
High Court corrects an injustice but raises some difficult questionsWhatever your view of George Pell, he did not have the opportunity to do the crime he was convicted of.
Pell acquittal puts Victorian courts on trial, and shows they need a reality checkThe High Court decision to allow the appeal of Cardinal George Pell will send shivers through the entire Australian criminal justice system.
Pell decision must not deter victims from speaking outThe High Court's ruling freeing Cardinal George Pell raises deep questions.
Cardinal George Pell free from jail, but not from scrutinyGeorge Pell has begun the next stage of his life at a Kew monastery after being acquitted by the High Court on sex abuse charges.
After Cardinal George Pell acquitted, Pope Francis decries 'unjust sentences' as Vatican 'welcomes' verdictPope 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 consequencesGeorge Pell's release from prison has devastated other sex-assault victims and their advocates who fear his acquittal will deter people from reporting crimes.
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..
George Pell says he 'holds no ill will' to his accuser as he walks free from prisonCardinal George Pell has walked free from prison after his historic child sex abuse convictions were quashed by the High Court on Tuesday.
Survivors 'in shock' after High Court quashes George Pell's sexual abuse convictionsThe 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.
Cardinal Pell walks free after Australian court acquittalAustralia'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.
George Pell High Court decision: Full copy of judgment summaryThe full 700 word summary of the High Court's judgment that freed George Pell.
Pell to walk free after High Court overturns convictionCardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after the High Court overturned his conviction for historic child sex offences.
High Court to hand down George Pell decisionAustralia's High Court will hand down its decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final appeal opportunity in Brisbane on Tuesday morning.
Holy Week brings Pell's day of judgment but clutch of civil cases loomGeorge Pell will learn his fate on Tuesday morning when the High Court rules on his appeal against child-sex convictions.
High Court comes to swift judgment in George Pell caseThe High Court will bring to an end in a matter of days the extraordinary case of George Pell.
More alleged victims of George Pell to have abuse claims aired on ABCTwo 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.
George Pell High Court appeal decision to be handed down on TuesdayAustralia's High Court will hand down a decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell's appeal bid next Tuesday.
The wait continues for disgraced Cardinal George Pell as High Court decidesDisgraced 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.
Prosecutors get say in second day of George Pell High Court appeal bidAfter a full day of arguments from George Pell's lawyers in his High Court appeal bid in Canberra, prosecutors will have their turn.
Judges took 'terribly damaging wrong route' in Pell ruling, High Court toldVictoria’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..
Pell backers clash with 'angry' protesterA man yelled George Pell should "burn in hell" during a clash with the disgraced cardinal's supporters outside the High Court in Canberra.
Australian court hears final appeal by ex-Vatican treasurer PellAustralia'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..
High Court set to hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's appealAustralia's Highest Court will hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final bid for freedom in Canberra on Wednesday.