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Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal Pell’s Legacy in Australia: Catholic Church’s Bank Is Full, but Pews Are Empty – The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Despite a series of sexual abuse scandals stretching back decades, Australia’s Roman Catholic Church displays a veneer of strength. Across Australia, more Catholic parishes have stayed open than in other countries that have weathered abuse scandals, and Catholic schools are still filled with children — owing largely …

An Australian court’s gag order is no match for the Internet, as word gets out about prominent cardinal’s conviction – The Washington Post

An Australian court’s gag order and the forces of the Information Age collided on Thursday in a largely futile effort to keep news about the conviction of a high-ranking Vatican official from reaching readers. While some U.S. and British news organizations, including the New York Times, did not report on …

Cardinal Pell hearing to begin in Melbourne – BBC News

The Vatican treasurer has said he will strongly deny accusations of sexual assault. Cardinal George Pell is expected to appear at an Australian court on Wednesday to face charges of sexual assault. The Vatican treasurer, 76, is accused of historical assaults involving “multiple complainants”, police in the state of Victoria …