Tag: Australia

‘No end in sight to the horror’: Australian bishops respond to fires

‘No end in sight to the horror’: Australian bishops respond to fires

| January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saying that “there is no end in sight to the horror which confronts us,” Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said the bishops have implemented a national response to months of wildfires.

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Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession

Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession

| Michael Sainsbury | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania have become the latest in the country to pass legislation criminalizing priests who fail to report the abuse of children disclosed during confession. The country’s six states and two territories are all expected have such laws in place in coming months.

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Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.

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Australian pro-life leaders organize to block bill legalizing abortion

Australian pro-life leaders organize to block bill legalizing abortion

| Catherine Sheehan | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thousands of pro-life supporters demonstrated in the streets of the Australian capital, expressing their opposition to a bill in the New South Wales state parliament that would permit abortion until birth for any reason.

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Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now guides others to the Catholic faith

Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now guides others to the Catholic faith

| Catherine Sheehan | July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman who spent 20 years imprisoned in China for being a faithful Catholic has helped hundreds of Chinese migrants convert to the faith in Australia.

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Cardinal Pell’s appeal of guilty verdict in abuse cases set for hearing

Cardinal Pell’s appeal of guilty verdict in abuse cases set for hearing

| Michael Sainsbury | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Should an appeals court uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell appears to have come to terms that his spectacular fall from grace could be complete in upcoming days.

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Cardinal Pell’s victim questions six-year jail sentence, fears appeal

Cardinal Pell’s victim questions six-year jail sentence, fears appeal

| Michael Sainsbury | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man Cardinal George Pell was convicted of sexually assaulting said he is finding it hard to “take comfort” in the cardinal’s six-year jail sentence because a request to appeal the conviction is due to be heard June 5.

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Judge sentences Cardinal Pell to six years in prison on abuse charges

Judge sentences Cardinal Pell to six years in prison on abuse charges

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell, 77, was sentenced to six years in prison March 13, just over two weeks after a Melbourne court allowed the publication of news that he had been found guilty of sexually abusing two boys.

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Vatican announces canonical investigation of Cardinal Pell

Vatican announces canonical investigation of Cardinal Pell

| Cindy Wooden | February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The day Australian Cardinal George Pell was jailed in Melbourne after being found guilty of child sexual abuse, the Vatican announced his case would be investigated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Cardinal Pell convicted on five counts; verdict will be appealed

Cardinal Pell convicted on five counts; verdict will be appealed

| February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Australian court found Cardinal George Pell guilty on five charges related to the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old boys; sentencing is expected in early March, but the cardinal’s lawyer already has announced plans to appeal the conviction.

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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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