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Cardinal Pell found guilty of sex abuse, expected to appeal, reports say

Cardinal Pell found guilty of sex abuse, expected to appeal, reports say

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Australian Cardinal George Pell reportedly has been found guilty on five charges related to serious sexual misconduct involving two boys at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s.

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Australian judge overturns former Adelaide archbishop’s conviction

Australian judge overturns former Adelaide archbishop’s conviction

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Australian judge overturned the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson, whom a lower court found guilty of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse by a priest.

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Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

| Peter Rosengren | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 200 Australian Catholic university students and alumni told the Synod of Bishops that young Catholics cannot be well formed in their faith when prelates create confusion by using “ambiguous language” on key issues “despite Christ’s clear teaching, the Church fathers and the clear dogma of the Church.”

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Australian bishops, religious say seal of confession is sacred

Australian bishops, religious say seal of confession is sacred

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Australia’s Catholic bishops and religious orders, responding to recommendations from the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, accepted 98 percent of its suggestions, but said they could not accept recommendations that would violate the seal of confession.

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Archbishop convicted of failure to report abuse resigns

Archbishop convicted of failure to report abuse resigns

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Philip Wilson, who had been found guilty by an Australian court of failing to inform police about child sexual abuse allegations.

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Australian archbishop, convicted of abuse cover-up, is consulting with lawyers

Australian archbishop, convicted of abuse cover-up, is consulting with lawyers

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, who faces a maximum penalty of two years in jail for failing to inform police about child sexual abuse allegations, said he is disappointed at the court’s verdict.

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Cardinal Pell ordered to stand trial on abuse charges

Cardinal Pell ordered to stand trial on abuse charges

After a monthlong pre-trial hearing, an Australian judge ordered Cardinal George Pell to stand trial on multiple charges of sexual abuse of minors, charges the cardinal consistently has denied.

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Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

| Cindy Wooden | June 29, 2017 | 11 Comments

Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, “I’m looking forward finally to having my day in court.”

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