Tag: Cardinal Pell

Cardinal Pell, describing prison, says he knew ‘the Lord was with me’

Cardinal Pell, describing prison, says he knew ‘the Lord was with me’

| Michael Sainsbury | July 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Australian Cardinal George Pell, 79, a former senior adviser to Pope Francis, has broken his silence two months after the country’s High Court overturned his conviction for sexual abuse of two teens.

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Cardinal Pell: Prayers, knowledge of innocence sustained him in prison

Cardinal Pell: Prayers, knowledge of innocence sustained him in prison

| April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell, whose conviction on five counts of sexual abuse was overturned by Australia’s highest court, said in in his first television interview his knowledge that he was innocent and the prayers of thousands of people helped him during his 405 days in prison.

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Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

Cardinal Pell released from prison after court overturns conviction

| Michael Sainsbury | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned the original December 2018 jury verdict that found him guilty on five counts of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in 1996.

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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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Appeals court upholds Cardinal Pell conviction on abuse charges

Appeals court upholds Cardinal Pell conviction on abuse charges

| August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago.

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Cardinal Pell returns to prison to await ruling on appeal

Cardinal Pell returns to prison to await ruling on appeal

Cardinal George Pell was taken back to prison June 6 at the end of a two-day hearing on his appeal of his conviction on five counts of child sexual abuse.

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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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