Australia's Cardinal Pell charged with sex offences - Catholic 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

ROME, 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 ...

Pell case shows poor judgement, will stain Pope Francis legacy, victims say - Reuters India

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The charging of a top Vatican official, Cardinal George Pell, with sex-abuse crimes this week will permanently stain the legacy of Pope Francis, exposing poor judgement in his appointment, victims of sexual abuse said. Francis' ...

Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins - St.Louis Review

New cardinals prayed as Pope Francis led a consistory June 28 in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Pictured are Cardinals Jean Zerbo of Bamako, Mali; Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain; Anders Arborelius of Stockholm, Sweden; Louis-Marie Ling ...