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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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Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from victims who fought to bring one of the Catholic Church’s most powerful men to justice. A former Vatican treasurer, Pell had been trying to overturn the verdicts and six-year sentence …

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Disgraced Cardinal Pell appeal verdict due next week

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Judges will rule next week on Australian Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his conviction on multiple child sex abuse charges, court officials announced Thursday. Pell, 78, the former Vatican number three, was sentenced in March to six years in prison for sexually assaulting two choirboys in …

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