George Pell

Cardinal Pell Pleads Not Guilty in Australia

May 1, 2018

Cardinal George Pell pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday. An Australian magistrate ordered Pell to stand trial. He is the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis. (May 1)

Top Vatican Cardinal Fighting Abuse Charges

June 29, 2017

Cardinal George Pell says he is taking a leave of absence as the Vatican's finance czar after Australian police charged him with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault. Pell says he's going back to Australia to fight the charges. (June 29)

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