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#George Pell

# george-pell - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# george-pell - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Pope tweets of 'unjust sentence' as Cardinal George Pell has child sex abuse conviction quashed

Cardinal George Pell was released from prison today.

# george-pell - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Pell is currently serving a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s.

# george-pell - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

He was once the Vatican’s third highest-ranking official.

# george-pell - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Cardinal George Pell begins appeal against child sexual assault conviction

Pell is most senior Catholic ever jailed for child sex abuse.

# george-pell - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

He has now become the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

# george-pell - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Pope Francis removes two scandal-hit cardinals from his inner circle

George Pell and Francisco Javier Errazuriz were both removed from the C9 Council of Cardinals.

# george-pell - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

# george-pell - Friday 6 October, 2017

50 witnesses to give evidence in sex abuse case against Australian cardinal

Pell is the most senior Catholic cleric to be charged with criminal offences related to the sexual abuse of children.

# george-pell - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court

Cardinal George Pell made the denials despite the fact no pleas were required to be entered on his first appearance in Australian court.

# george-pell - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'I am looking forward finally to having my day in court': Australian cardinal charged with sex abuse

Pell is the Vatican’s finance chief.

# george-pell - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Inquiry hears of gun-toting paedophile priest who made children kneel between his legs

An Australian inquiry is in its third day.

# george-pell - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

# george-pell - Friday 22 August, 2014

Vatican official uses trucking company to explain why Church is not responsible for child abuse by priests

Survivors have said that he is making excuses for “inexcusable behaviour”.

# george-pell - Monday 24 February, 2014

The Vatican will now have its own finance ministry

Pope Francis has set it up in the wake of the scandals at the Vatican Bank.

# george-pell - Monday 27 May, 2013

Australian cardinal 'absolutely sorry' for abuse cover-up

A fear of scandal and a greater concern for reputation led to the systemic cover-up, George Pell admitted.

# george-pell - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Australia abuse inquiry: Church should not be scapegoated, says Church

Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric has welcomed a probe into paedophilia in the church as a way of separating “fact from fiction”.