A cardinal grapples with 'the indefensible' - Washington Post

ON THE same day Hollywood conferred its most prestigious prize on “Spotlight,” the newsroom drama about the Boston Globe's reporting on the Catholic Church's complicity in the sexual abuse of children by priests, a related drama was unfolding near the ...

Ballarat abuse survivors urge Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to act on redress scheme - ABC Online

Child sexual abuse survivors from Ballarat who flew to Rome to watch Cardinal George Pell give evidence at the child abuse royal commission want the Prime Minister to commit to a redress scheme.

Six points on Pell - On Line opinion

The Australian media has been in a frenzy this week as the country's most senior Catholic cleric, and head of Vatican finances, Cardinal George Pell, testified to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. For his ...

Pope Francis' cardinal problem: an exit strategy for George Pell - Sydney Morning Herald

When in Sydney, Cardinal George Pell would regularly make the gruelling 22-hour flight to Rome so he could keep his Vatican contacts warm and his ear close to the ground. Play Video. Replay Video. Play Video Don't Play ...

Cardinal George Pell obeyed canon law at the price of child victims - Courier Mail

AS THE Academy Awards were presented and é on the clergy and child sex abuse) won the Oscar for Best Picture, Cardinal George Pell began giving evidence at the child abuse royal commission from the Hotel Quirinale in Rome. Ironic really, as Pell's ...

'Una Bomba' Francesca Chaouqui points finger at Cardinal George Pell - Sydney Morning Herald

"Did you meet with the Pope today? What did the Pope say?" asked a TV journalist, as Cardinal George Pell brushed past him with a little wave to the cameras, stepping into Rome's Hotel Quirinale.

Clerical sex abuse survivors urge adopting redress scheme now - Herald Sun

SURVIVORS of clerical sex abuse have called on the federal government to adopt a national redress scheme after returning from Rome. The Ballarat survivors were welcomed by family at Melbourne Airport yesterday after returning from hearing Cardinal ...

Cardinal George Pell says 'I have never lacked any compassion for victims' in rare interview - Sydney Morning Herald

Cardinal George Pell says he grieves for Ballarat and prays daily for victims whose lives have been shattered by the Catholic Church's scourge of sexual abuse. In a bid to try and set the record straight in his hometown, Australia's most senior cleric ...

'It's the pope's loss': Ballarat sex abuse survivors speak after return from Rome - The Guardian

Catholic church child abuse survivors arrive back in Melbourne after travelling in Rome to meet with Cardinal George Pell (left to right): Andrew Collins, Phil Nagle, Gordon Hill and David Risdale. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AAP. Royal commission into ...

Ballarat abuse survivors return to Australia - Sky News Australia

Child sex abuse survivors from Ballarat have called on the prime minister to commit to a national redress scheme. The Victorian group arrived home on Sunday after a crowd-funded trip to Rome to witness Cardinal George Pell give evidence to the Royal ...

Abuse survivors urge PM to act on redress - SBS

Child sexual abuse survivors who travelled from Ballarat to Rome have returned to Australia. (AAP). Previous Next Show Grid. Catholic church child abuse survivors. Survivors to meet with Pell. Previous Next Hide Grid. Images. 02. 1/. 02. Video. Audio.

Vatican defends action on allegations of child sexual abuse - Press TV

The Vatican has defended its record on dealing with allegations of pedophilia by priests, admitting however that more needs to be done in many of the countries where such allegations are made against priests. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in ...

Where Cardinal George Pell's future may lie after giving evidence to the Royal Commission in Rome - NEWS.com.au

IT WAS perhaps the most heart-wrenching moment in a week full of them. Anthony Foster, holding a picture of his daughters Kate and Emma, smiling in their school uniforms at the same time they were being sexually abused by Catholic priest Father Kevin ...

The Vatican praises Cardinal George Pell for his 'dignified and coherent' appearance before the child abuse royal ... - Daily Mail

The Vatican has praised Cardinal George Pell and a group of child sex abuse survivors who flew to Rome to hear him give evidence by video link to a royal commission sitting in Sydney. But Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said in a statement ...

Cardinal George Pell is finished whatever way you look at it - Sydney Morning Herald

Staggeringly, even after all the testimony of Cardinal Pell this week at the royal commission, there is still a scattered band of supporters who refuse to accept the obvious: it is over, and he is finished. The absolute best case that can be made in ...

Joe Spagnolo: Stolen innocence the cardinal sin - Perth Now

I AM embarrassed to be a Catholic. It is with a heavy heart that I feel moved to say that. I've worn a crucifix around my neck for most of my 51 years — a gift from my devout Catholic Italian grandparents when I was born. I was baptised Catholic ...

David Penberthy: Cardinal Pell has mastered the art of avoiding responsibility over child abuse in the Catholic Church - The Advertiser

When the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground in 2012, captain Francesco Schettino became a pin-up for the modern art of evading responsibility. Not only had he been distracted by big-noting himself in the cabin with a couple of good sorts ...

The Vatican's moral failure is the core of this child sex abuse evil - Herald Sun

CARDINAL George Pell last week blamed Bishop Ronald Mulkearns for the paedophile priest scandals in Ballarat. Archbishop Frank Little was at fault in Melboune. Errant individuals in a system, went the argument. Pell cast himself as a bystander. Passive ...

Vatican praises George Pell's testimony at Royal Commission - The Age

The Vatican has issued a statement praising Cardinal George Pell for his testimony at the royal commission and rejecting claims the Catholic Church had done nothing, or very little, to respond to child sex abuse. SHARE; Share on Facebook SHARE; Share ...

The tragic legacy of George Pell - Sydney Morning Herald

The pressure is now on Pope Francis to do more to rid the Catholic church of the stain of child sex abuse. Barney Zwartz. Show comments. facebook SHARE · twitter TWEET · email · google-plus · linkedin · reddit; More. The penitential prayer with which ...