George Pell

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Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leary, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn  and Fr Chris O’Donnell at the Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family conference in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Photograph: Brian Arthur

A leading Cardinal has said there is no evidence to suggest that women priests would have prevented the systemic cover-up of clerical paedophilia. As(...)

Cardinal George Pell said in a  in a statement he ‘consulted his doctors and on their advice took several days to return home’. File photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

A top Vatican official charged in his native Australia with historical sex crimes arrived in Sydney on Monday ahead of his first court appearance late(...)

Cardinal George Pell denies allegations of sexual assault. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

For years, Cardinal George Pell was dogged by questions of what he knew about the child sexual abuse that happened under his watch in his home state o(...)

Cardinal George Pell in 2008. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/AP/File

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the third-ranking official in the Vatican, said on Thursday he was innocent of charges of s(...)

Senior Counsel speaking at a commission into child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church  in Sydney, Australia last week. Photograph: EPA

Australia’s Catholic Church has paid 276 million Australian dollars (€200 million) in compensation to thousands of child abuse victims since 1980, a g(...)

A file image of Australian Cardinal George Pell. Photograph: Reuters

Cardinal George Pell, the Australian-born Vatican treasurer, is being investigated by police in relation to multiple allegations of child abuse in his(...)

Pope Francis addresses tens of thousands of people in  St Peter’s Square on Sunday. He said: “We should not tolerate the abuse of minors. We must protect minors and severely punish abusers.” Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis called for “severe punishment” for paedophiles on Sunday after new details emerged in Italy of the 2014 death of a six-year-old girl who (...)

Cardinal George Pell, head of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, says he hopes an audit of the Vatican finances will resume very shortly, following its suspension this week. Photograph:  Daniel Munoz/Reuters

An external audit of Vatican finances being carried out by global firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has been suspended by the Holy See. The move raises f(...)

Pope Francis: Will reflect on much of what his bishops’ have had to say. Photograph: Getty Images

Friday is the day which many feel will define the papacy of Pope Francis. What he announces in his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of(...)

It has been a good week for survivors of clerical child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The success of the film Spotlight in winning the Oscar for b(...)

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