George Pell

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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(...)

Australian Federal Police  investigators leave the ABC building after a raid on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bianca De Marchi/AAP/Reuters

One journalist is being investigated for reporting that several boats filled with asylum seekers recently tried to reach Australia from Sri Lanka. Ano(...)

Former Vatican treasurer George Pell arrives at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Thursday in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Prosecutor Christopher Boyce struggled through questions from three judges presiding over the appeal of Cardinal George Pell in Australia, finding it (...)

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia on June 5th, 2019. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images.

The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse has begun an appeal against his conviction. Australian Cardinal George Pell appeared i(...)

George Pell is the highest ranking Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex offences. File photograph: Con Chronis/AFP/Getty Images

Jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell will appeal on Wednesday against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s and if a(...)

Cardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years. File photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the (...)

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