George Pell

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Cardinal Angelo Becciu: Charged with five counts of embezzlement, two of abuse of office, and one count of inducing a witness to perjury. He denies wrongdoing. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

A landmark fraud trial of 10 people including a cardinal begins in the Vatican on Tuesday in what officials hope will be a turning point in its finan(...)

The Vatican contends that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu gave €600,000 to a charity run by his brother in Sardinia. File photograph: Getty

Oh dear. It was Jesus himself who advised: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise(...)

Cardinal Angelo Becciu as well as two top officials at the Vatican’s Financial Intelligence Unit will go on trial on July 27th. File photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

The Vatican has taken the unprecedented step of putting a sitting cardinal on trial to face financial corruption charges linked to investments in luxu(...)

Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for abusing two choirboys was overturned in April last year after he was jailed for more than a year. Photograph: AP

An Australian court on Friday ordered a dozen media firms to pay a total of A$1.1 million (€700,000) in fines for breaching a suppression order on rep(...)

Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives at his residence in Rome, Italy on September 30th. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

A former senior Vatican cardinal, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis last month, has been accused of using €700,000 of Catholic Church fun(...)

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(...)

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lodged an appeal against his child sex abuse convictions in Australia’s high court on in a last-ditch effort to clear his name. File Photograph: Con Chronis/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers for former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday filed an appeal to Australia’s high court in a final bid to overturn his convict(...)

Australian cardinal George Pell is taken from the supreme court of Victoria in Melbourne on August 21st, 2019. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will remain in prison for at least another three years after losing an appeal against his conviction fo(...)

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