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Cardinal Pell hires top criminal barrister - Yahoo7 News;

Cardinal Pell hires top criminal barrister - Yahoo7 News

Yahoo7 NewsCardinal Pell hires top criminal barristerYahoo7 NewsCardinal 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 »

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 »

'It's not all black and white': New cardinal criticizes 4 cardinals asking Pope for clarity - Lifesite;

'It's not all black and white': New cardinal criticizes 4 cardinals asking Pope for clarity - Lifesite

Lifesite'It's not all black and white': New cardinal criticizes 4 cardinals asking Pope for clarityLifesiteROME, June 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- One of Pope Francis' newly appointed cardinals is already calling out fellow cardinals who are questioning the new direction in which the Pope is trying to move the Church. Archbishop Juan José Omella of Barcelona, ...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 »

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 »

Pell goes to ground, forced to leave toxic Vatican conflict - Gladstone Observer;

Pell goes to ground, forced to leave toxic Vatican conflict - Gladstone Observer

Gladstone ObserverPell goes to ground, forced to leave toxic Vatican conflictGladstone ObserverCARDINAL 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 »

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 »

Cardinal Pell case shows poor judgment, will stain Pope Francis legacy, victims say - The Star Online;

Cardinal Pell case shows poor judgment, will stain Pope Francis legacy, victims say - The Star Online

The Star OnlineCardinal Pell case shows poor judgment, will stain Pope Francis legacy, victims sayThe Star OnlineVATICAN 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 judgment in his appointment, victims of sexual abuse said. Francis' ...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'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 »

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 »

Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia - The Catholic Transcript;

Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia - The Catholic Transcript

The Catholic TranscriptCardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in AustraliaThe Catholic Transcript20170629T0347 60 CNS PELL ABUSE CHARGES 800 Australian Cardinal George Pell delivers a statement in the Vatican press office June 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) "VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual ...and more »

The Pope's Pedophile? - New York Magazine;

The Pope's Pedophile? - New York Magazine

New York MagazineThe Pope's Pedophile?New York MagazineCardinal George Pell makes a statement at the Holy See press office, Vatican City, on June 29, 2017. Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images. Well into Pope Francis's pontificate, one of his closest aides, the third-highest official in the Catholic ...and more »

BREAKING: Pope removes conservative Vatican doctrine chief - Lifesite;

BREAKING: Pope removes conservative Vatican doctrine chief - Lifesite

LifesiteBREAKING: Pope removes conservative Vatican doctrine chiefLifesiteROME, June 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis is removing the head of the Vatican's doctrinal office, one of the Church's most senior cardinals, who has taken an orthodox stand from the beginning of the pontificate. LifeSite has confirmed with a ...and more »

Guide to the Pell Case: What processes has he faced and what are the accusations? - ROME REPORTS TV News Agency;

Guide to the Pell Case: What processes has he faced and what are the accusations? - ROME REPORTS TV News Agency

ROME REPORTS TV News AgencyGuide to the Pell Case: What processes has he faced and what are the accusations?ROME REPORTS TV News AgencyCardinal George Pell gave a press conference in the Vatican before traveling to Australia, where he is due to testify on July 18 since he is accused of alleged sexual abuse. The cardinal explained that it is a crime that he abhors and has vigorously ...and more »

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

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

St.Louis ReviewPope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sinsSt.Louis ReviewNew 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 ...and more »

The prosecution of an Australian cardinal puts Pope Francis on the spot - The Economist (blog);

The prosecution of an Australian cardinal puts Pope Francis on the spot - The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)The prosecution of an Australian cardinal puts Pope Francis on the spotThe Economist (blog)It is being described as the gravest crisis in the Holy See since Pope Francis took office in 2013. If you take the original meaning of the word crisis, a time of judgment, that is certainly accurate. On June 29th police in the Australian state of ...and more »

The US gets three new Archbishops - Catholic Online;

The US gets three new Archbishops - Catholic Online

Catholic OnlineThe US gets three new ArchbishopsCatholic OnlineNewly-appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world received the traditional woolen vestment called a pallium during a special Mass with Pope Francis on Thursday. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan Tells Everyone To Be 'Hopeful'. As 2016 ...and more »