Cardinal George Pell was acquitted of charges of historical child sex abuse by the high court in Brisbane, which quashed his previous six-year prison sentence on appeal and ordered his immediate release from jail. Photograph: Bianca de Marchi/EPA

Cardinal George Pell’s trial for the sexual abuse of two choirboys divided Australia into two camps – those who were convinced that Pell was the victi(...)

Cardinal George Pell leaves HM Prison Barwon, in Anakie, Victoria, Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Pope Francis has recalled the “persecution that Jesus suffered” and has prayed for those who suffer “unjust sentences” hours after Australia’s highest(...)

 Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne in February ahead of his conviction for child abuse.  Photograph: Andy Brownbill/AP Photo

Catholic cardinal George Pell will have one last chance to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting two choirboys after the Australian High Cou(...)