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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Cardinal Müller to Be Dismissed? - National Catholic Register (blog);

Cardinal Müller to Be Dismissed? - National Catholic Register (blog)

National Catholic Register (blog)Cardinal Müller to Be Dismissed?National Catholic Register (blog)Reports say prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will not have his five year mandate renewed on Sunday. Edward Pentin. Three Vatican sources, including one close to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, have told the ...and more »

Catholic Church backs Pell - Tempo;

Catholic Church backs Pell - Tempo

TempoCatholic Church backs PellTempoAustralia's Catholic leaders have spoken out in support of Cardinal George Pell describing the Vatican finance chief as a “thoroughly decent man” after he was charged with historical sexual offences. Pell, who has been ordered to face a Melbourne court ...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 »