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Cardinal Pell threatened online a week after leaving jail

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Australian Cardinal George Pell, released from prison last week after a court overturned his child sex conviction, was warned by police Tuesday of online threats against him, as new abuse allegations also emerged. Pell walked free last week after the Australian High Court cleared him …

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Cardinal George Pell pens Easter message on redemption

  Sydney, Australia | AFP | Cardinal George Pell has penned a letter in Australia’s national newspaper just days after walking free from prison in which he says the Catholic Church has “cut out a moral cancer” by facing down child sex abuse. The letter, published Saturday in The Weekend Australian, …

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Pope rails against ‘unjust sentences’ as Cardinal Pell freed

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis decried “unjust” sentences against “innocent” people on Tuesday, hours after Australian Cardinal George Pell walked free from prison following the quashing of his conviction for child sex abuse. Australia’s High Court overturned five counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the …

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Cardinal Pell freed after winning appeal over child sex abuse

Lara, Australia | AFP | Cardinal George Pell was released from prison Tuesday, hours after Australia’s High Court quashed his conviction for child sex abuse, bringing an end to the most high-profile paedophilia case faced by the Catholic Church. The 78-year-old left Barwon Prison near Melbourne after the court overturned five …

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Disgraced Cardinal Pell awaits appeal verdict

Brisbane, Australia | AFP | Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday, when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement. The former Vatican treasurer is trying to overturn a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys at a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s. Pell, who …

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Cardinal Pell lawyers say child sex conviction ‘wrong’

Canberra, Australia | AFP | Lawyers for disgraced Cardinal George Pell claimed Wednesday he remains behind bars for child sex abuse based on “wrong” and “egregious” legal decisions, as they concluded a last-ditch appeal in Australia’s top court. The 78-year-old former Vatican treasurer is trying to overturn a six-year sentence for …

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Cardinal Pell gets last chance to appeal sex abuse convictions

Canberra, Australia | AFP | Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell was handed a final chance to clear his name Wednesday, when Australia’s top court agreed to allow his appeal against convictions for child abuse. The 78-year-old former Vatican treasurer is currently serving a six-year jail sentence for molesting two 13-year-old choirboys …

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