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Australian police probe Vatican cash transfer in Pell case

Sydney - Australian police are investigating allegations a large amount of money was transferred to Australia by a Vatican rival of Cardinal George Pell in an apparent bid to help convict him of child sex abuse.

Pope meets acquitted Australian cardinal Pell

Vatican City - Pope Francis met Monday with Australian Cardinal George Pell for the first time since he was jailed -- and then acquitted -- on child sex abuse charges.

Acquitted Australian Cardinal Pell returns to Rome

Rome - Cardinal George Pell returned to Rome from Australia Wednesday for the first time since being jailed -- and then acquitted -- on child sex abuse charges.

Cardinal Pell knew of clergy abuse for decades: inquiry

Sydney - Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Australia as far back as the 1970s and failed to seek the removal of accused priests, according to findings of a top-level inquiry released Thursday.

Cardinal Pell threatened online a week after leaving jail

Sydney - Australian Cardinal George Pell, released from prison last week after a court overturned his child sex conviction, was warned by police Tuesday of online threats against him, as new abuse allegations also emerged.

Timeline of Cardinal Pell's child sex abuse case

Sydney - Here is a timeline of the rise, fall and acquittal of Cardinal George Pell:- Priesthood -Born in 1941, Pell grew up in rural Australia and, inspired by his devout Catholic mother, chose a career in the church.

Final appeal over Pell child sex conviction set for March

Sydney - The final appeal by Cardinal George Pell against his child sex abuse convictions will be held by Australia's High Court on March 11-12, the court announced Friday.

Cardinal Pell gets last chance to appeal sex abuse convictions

Canberra - Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell was handed a final chance to clear his name Wednesday, when Australia's top court agreed to allow his appeal against convictions for child abuse.

Cardinal Pell's appeal decision set for Wednesday

Sydney - Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell will learn Wednesday whether Australia's High Court will hear an appeal against his child sex abuse convictions, the last possible avenue to clear his name.

Cardinal Pell files High Court appeal against child sex conviction

Sydney - Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lodged an appeal against his child sex abuse convictions in Australia's High Court on Tuesday, in a last-ditch effort to clear his name.

Disgraced Cardinal Pell appeal verdict due next week

Sydney - Judges will rule next week on Australian Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his conviction on multiple child sex abuse charges, court officials announced Thursday.

Judgement reserved in Pell appeal against child sex conviction

Melbourne - The fate of jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell was in the balance Thursday as judges adjourned to deliberate over an appeal against his conviction on historical child sex abuse charges.

Prosecutors insist Pell conviction 'unimpeachable' at appeal hearing

Melbourne - Prosecutors insisted the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell for child sexual abuse was "unimpeachable" as his appeal against the guilty verdict went into a second day in Melbourne on Thursday.

Cardinal Pell launches appeal against child sex conviction

Melbourne - Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell launched an appeal Wednesday against his landmark conviction for child sex abuse, branding the charges against him as "bizarre" and "impossible".

Cardinal Pell launches appeal against child sex conviction

Melbourne - Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell arrived in court under heavy police guard Wednesday, beginning an appeal against his conviction for child sex abuse.

Cardinal Pell appeals landmark child sex conviction

Melbourne - The Vatican's former number-three, Cardinal George Pell, will on Wednesday begin his appeal against convictions for "brazen" sex attacks on two choirboys in the 1990s.

Cardinal Pell victim says 'hard to take comfort' from sentencing

Melbourne - The former choirboy molested by Australian Cardinal George Pell led the response to his sentencing Wednesday, saying it was "hard to take comfort" from his six-year jail term.

Top cardinal gets six years jail for 'appalling' choirboy abuse

Melbourne - Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was on Wednesday sentenced to six years in prison for the "brazen" sexual abuse of two choirboys, in what the judge lambasted as a "grave" abuse of power.

Judge says disgraced cardinal Pell deserves may die in prison

Melbourne - Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell "may not live to be released from prison", the judge warned a Melbourne court Wednesday as the sentencing of the 77-year-old for child sex crimes began.

Convicted Australia cardinal sentence to be broadcast live

Melbourne - The sentencing of Australian Cardinal George Pell for child sex crimes will be broadcast live Wednesday in a rare move by the local judiciary, which had kept his trial under wraps for months with a draconian gag order.

Convicted Australian cardinal sued over alleged abuse

Melbourne - Convicted Australian Cardinal George Pell faced a fresh legal challenge Thursday after a civil suit was filed against him for further alleged abuse in the 1970s.

Convicted Australian cardinal to be sued over alleged abuse: reports

Melbourne - A man is set to sue convicted Australian Cardinal George Pell over child sex abuse allegations, reports said Monday, days after state prosecutors dropped his criminal case against the disgraced cleric.

Footage emerges of police confronting Pell over sexual abuse

Sydney - The first video has emerged of police confronting disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell in 2016 with allegations he sexually abused two choir boys.

Pell's conviction casts doubt on victim redress scheme he created

Sydney - Cardinal George Pell's sex crime conviction is expected to unleash a flood of lawsuits by abuse victims who fear they were cheated by a compensation scheme set up by the disgraced cleric himself, lawyers said.

'No remorse': Prosecutors call for 'immediate imprisonment' of Pell

Melbourne - Convicted Australian Cardinal George Pell has shown "no remorse" for his assault of two choirboys, prosecutors said Wednesday as they called for immediate imprisonment after his historic conviction for child sex crimes.

'It's a miracle': Abuse survivors, supporters react to Pell verdict

Melbourne - Cardinal George Pell has become the highest-ranking Vatican official ever to be found guilty of child sex crimes, after a unanimous decision by an Australian jury.

Open justice or fair trial? Australia's gagging of the Pell case

Sydney - Cardinal George Pell's trial and conviction of child sex abuse in Australia was one of the biggest scandals to hit the Catholic Church, but the public was not allowed to know about it for months.

Cardinal Pell: Australia's disgraced top Catholic cleric

Sydney - From country priest to trusted top Vatican insider, Australia's most senior Catholic cleric George Pell's reputation lies in tatters after his conviction on child sex offences.

Top pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

Melbourne - Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisors, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

Prosecutors seek media ban on trial of Papal aide Pell

Melbourne - The trial of top Papal aide Cardinal George Pell for alleged historic sexual offences could be held in secret after prosecutors on Tuesday sought a blanket ban on media coverage.
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