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Australian police charge top Vatican official with sexual abuse

After years of fighting allegations of sexual abuse and negligence in handling abuse cases, Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s top finance man, will be charged on multiple counts of abuse, Australian police announced Wednesday. Pell, who has fervently denied the allegations, will be charged on summons, and will be required to return to Melbourne in

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Cardinal Pell denies abuse allegations as police question him in Rome

Australian police questioned the cardinal over allegations dating back to the 1970s Australian police flew to Rome to interview a top Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades, officials said Wednesday. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’s top financial adviser and one of his most trusted aides, has long been dogged by allegations he mishandled cases of

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Cardinal Pell’s role at Vatican reduced after Pope approves decree

Pope Francis has announced a reorganisation of the oversight and administration of the Vatican’s financial affairs, a move that appears to have reduced the power of his financial czar, Cardinal George Pell. In a new law announced on Saturday, Pope Francis essentially reversed a 2014 law that had transferred the main operational section of the

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Cardinal Pell to Australia’s royal commission, “I regret that I didn’t do more at that stage”

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Giving his testimony before Australia’s royal commission into child sexual abuse, Cardinal Pell said, “I hope that my appearance here has contributed a bit to healing, to improving the situation”. Survivors expressed great displeasure at his evidence, saying it at times lacked empathy and transparency. Cardinal Pell admitted he should have done more about rumors

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Cardinal Pell: ‘I am not a synod rebel’

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The Australian cardinal discussed Pope Francis and Communion in a wide-ranging interview Cardinal George Pell, the prefect of the Vatican secretariat for the economy, has stressed that he is “not a rebel or an opponent of the Pope”. In an interview with Catholic News Agency, the Australian cardinal said Pope Francis is “a very good

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