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Accused Vatican Cardinal fights back against charges of sex assault - Twin Falls Times-News;

Accused Vatican Cardinal fights back against charges of sex assault - Twin Falls Times-News

Twin Falls Times-NewsAccused Vatican Cardinal fights back against charges of sex assaultTwin Falls Times-NewsCardinal George Pell meets the media, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges as soon as possible. Gregorio Borgia. prev. next.and more »

Cardinal Pell hires top criminal barrister - The Australian

Cardinal Pell hires top criminal barristerThe AustralianCardinal George Pell has hired top criminal barrister Robert Richter, QC, to help defend him on charges of historical sexual assault and will reportedly be at a Melbourne court on July 26 for a scheduled hearing. The 76-year-old on Thursday told ...and more »

Vatican silent in response to reports of Müller's dismissal from CDF - America Magazine;

Vatican silent in response to reports of Müller's dismissal from CDF - America Magazine

America MagazineVatican silent in response to reports of Müller's dismissal from CDFAmerica MagazineLate Friday evening, as multiple news outlets were reporting that Pope Francis has not reconfirmed Cardinal Müller as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the end of his five-year mandate, the Vatican remained silent. The news ...and more »

Documentary: Pope Francis. My idea of art - Independent Catholic News;

Documentary: Pope Francis. My idea of art - Independent Catholic News

Independent Catholic NewsDocumentary: Pope Francis. My idea of artIndependent Catholic NewsThe Vatican Museum has produced a new documentary film, entitled: 'Pope Francis. My idea of art', which explores the Pope's concept of art through 11 celebrated works. The documentary is based on the book 'Pope Francis – My idea of art' (Papa Francesco ...and more »

News from around the world - The Australian

News from around the worldThe AustralianAnti-Catholic posters appear in Rome. A series of anonymous anti-Catholic posters has appeared in Rome a day after Cardinal George Pell was charged by Victorian police with historical sexual offences. London borough chief resigns over fire. The head of ...and more »

Anti-Catholic posters appear in Rome - 9news.com.au

Anti-Catholic posters appear in Rome9news.com.auA series of anonymous anti-Catholic posters has appeared in Rome a day after Cardinal George Pell was charged by Victorian police with historical sexual offences. The posters in the central Trastavere neighbourhooed feature blasphemous and sexually ...and more »

Pope Francis may be about to dismiss Vatican's doctrinal chief - Religion News Service;

Pope Francis may be about to dismiss Vatican's doctrinal chief - Religion News Service

Religion News ServicePope Francis may be about to dismiss Vatican's doctrinal chiefReligion News ServiceCardinal Gerhard Mueller, then-bishop of the Regensburg, Germany, looks on during a religious conference at the Vatican on March 11, 2010. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Tony Gentile. VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis may be about to dismiss his enforcer ...and more »

Pell goes to ground, forced to leave toxic Vatican conflict - Northern Rivers Echo;

Pell goes to ground, forced to leave toxic Vatican conflict - Northern Rivers Echo

Northern Rivers EchoPell goes to ground, forced to leave toxic Vatican conflictNorthern Rivers EchoCARDINAL George Pell has gone to ground, disappearing from his apartment outside the walls of the Vatican as he prepares to return to Australia to fight sex offence charges levelled against him. The 76-year-old has not been seen at his apartment since ...and more »

Australia's Cardinal Pell charged with sex offences - Catholic Citizens of Illinois (press release);

Australia's Cardinal Pell charged with sex offences - Catholic Citizens of Illinois (press release)

Catholic Citizens of Illinois (press release)Australia's Cardinal Pell charged with sex offencesCatholic Citizens of Illinois (press release)The man ranked third in the Vatican, Australian Cardinal George Pell, has been informed that he will be charged with “historical sexual assault offences” which probably date back to the 1960s. Since Pell is the Prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for ...and more »

Australian cardinal Pell, key aide to Pope, charged with child sex abuse - Buenos Aires Herald

Australian cardinal Pell, key aide to Pope, charged with child sex abuseBuenos Aires HeraldSYDNEY — Cardinal George Pell, one of the most powerful figures in the Vatican and Australia's most senior Catholic, has been charged with historic child sex offences, police said on Wednesday. Pell, who as the Vatican's finance chief is the highest ...and more »

'This must not distract us' - The Border Mail;

'This must not distract us' - The Border Mail

The Border Mail'This must not distract us'The Border MailSTOIC: A group of survivors, including Andrew Collins and Peter Blenkiron, travelled to Rome to watch Cardinal Pell give evidence to the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse in 2016. Picture: Adam Trafford. See your ad ...and more »

Divisive Cardinal Pell faces his day in court over abuse charges - Irish Times;

Divisive Cardinal Pell faces his day in court over abuse charges - Irish Times

Irish TimesDivisive Cardinal Pell faces his day in court over abuse chargesIrish TimesFor years, Cardinal George Pell was dogged by questions of what he knew about the child sexual abuse that happened under his watch in his home state of Victoria. Only his alleged victims knew that he might one day be charged with sexual assault ...and more »

Contemporary Art at the Vatican? Pope Francis Shares His Views on Art in New Documentary - artnet News;

Contemporary Art at the Vatican? Pope Francis Shares His Views on Art in New Documentary - artnet News

artnet NewsContemporary Art at the Vatican? Pope Francis Shares His Views on Art in New Documentaryartnet NewsA new documentary, Pope Francis: My Idea of Art, gives the leader of the Catholic church the chance to share his thoughts on art. The film is based on his 2015 book of the same name, co-written with Tiziana Lupi. “The Vatican Museums have to be the ...and more »

Cardinal Müller to be removed from top Vatican doctrinal post - Catholic Culture

Cardinal Müller to be removed from top Vatican doctrinal postCatholic CultureCardinal Gerhard Müller will be removed from his post as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on July 2, according to multiple news reports. Cardinal Müller was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to head the Vatican's doctrinal ...and more »

Cardinal's sex abuse case a test for Francis' papacy - The Guam Daily Post;

Cardinal's sex abuse case a test for Francis' papacy - The Guam Daily Post

The Guam Daily PostCardinal's sex abuse case a test for Francis' papacyThe Guam Daily PostPELL: Australian cardinal George Pell attends the Palm Sunday mass in St. Peter's square on April 9 at the Vatican. Eric Vandeville/Abaca Press. prev. next. VATICAN CITY — Charges of sexual offenses against one of the Vatican's top-ranking prelates ...and more »

Even in Barcelona one can see the peripheries, Cardinal Omella says - Patheos (blog);

Even in Barcelona one can see the peripheries, Cardinal Omella says - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)Even in Barcelona one can see the peripheries, Cardinal Omella saysPatheos (blog)Barcelona, Spain, Jun 30, 2017 / 11:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Enough with the jokes,” then-Archbishop Juan José Omella Omella of Barcelona said when he got the call. But it wasn't a joke: A friend was calling him from St. Peter's Square to tell him that ...and more »

Clerical abuse survivor says Pell leave "comes too late" - Xinhua

Clerical abuse survivor says Pell leave "comes too late"XinhuaROME, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins told Italian newspaper La Repubblica in an interview Friday that the placing on leave of Cardinal George Pell, a senior adviser to Pope Francis, had "come too late." The Pope placed ...and more »

Pell Case Shows Poor Judgment, Will Stain Pope Francis Legacy, Victims Say - U.S. News & World Report;

Pell Case Shows Poor Judgment, Will Stain Pope Francis Legacy, Victims Say - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportPell Case Shows Poor Judgment, Will Stain Pope Francis Legacy, Victims SayU.S. News & World ReportFILE PHOTO - Australian Cardinal George Pell holds a candle as Pope Francis leads the Easter vigil mass in Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi Reuters. By Philip Pullella. VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The charging of a ...and more »

Cdl. Gerhard Müller Booted from CDF - Church Militant

Cdl. Gerhard Müller Booted from CDFChurch MilitantVATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Vatican's chief doctrinal watchdog has been dismissed from his post. Reports claim Cdl. Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) — and outspoken critic of the agenda to open ...and more »

Cardinal's sex abuse charges raise questions about pope's record - Religion News Service;

Cardinal's sex abuse charges raise questions about pope's record - Religion News Service

Religion News ServiceCardinal's sex abuse charges raise questions about pope's recordReligion News ServicePope Francis arrives to lead a Mass at the church of the Parish of San Pier Damiani at Casal Bernocchi on the southern outskirts of Rome on May 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Remo Casilli. VATICAN CITY (RNS) As the Vatican reeled from news that ...and more »