(AP) — Three judges could acquit he 78-year-old former Vatican finance minister, order a retrial or they could reject his appeal.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sentencing the most senior Catholic clergyman to be convicted of child sex abuse, the judge said Pell showed 'staggering arrogance.'
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's economy minister, faces a potential maximum 50-year prison term after a sentencing hearing that begins Wednesday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse said Wednesday that he would appeal the verdict and resist public pressure to resign as archbishop of an Australian city.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — It's a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.
(AP) — 'To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done,' said Attorney General George Brandis to the senator who donned the burqa.