Category Archives: Cardinal Pell

“George Pell’s lawyers accuse prosecutors of ‘mischaracterising’ cardinal’s appeal” & relates article

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Legal team says there does remain a reasonable doubt of any opportunity for the offending to have occurred The Guardian Tue 15 Oct 2019 09.14 BST Last modified on Tue 15 Oct 2019 09.16 BST Melissa Davey @MelissaLDavey Cardinal George Pell’s legal … Continue reading

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Cardinal George Pell to appeal to high court over child sexual abuse conviction

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Former Vatican treasurer has maintained his innocence after the Victorian court of appeal ruled two-to-one against his appeal Tue 17 Sep 2019 07.38 BST First published on Tue 17 Sep 2019 06.59 BST Melissa Davey @MelissaLDavey Lawyers for Cardinal George Pell have … Continue reading

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“Prosecutors lodge High Court docs for Pell” & related articles

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The Canberra Times October 9 2019 – 10:02AM Prosecutors have lodged documents with the High Court as it considers George Pell’s appeal. There is no basis for jailed pedophile cardinal George Pell to appeal to Australia’s highest court and his … Continue reading

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It’s taken a while but I have finally have the next court date for Father Cecil Noronha : 03 September 2019: 09:00 am, Assignment Court, Sudbury courthouse, 155 Elm St, Sudbury. This is open to the public but Father Noronha … Continue reading

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“George Pell to take his case to the High Court” & related articles

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The Age August 25, 2019 — 5.16pm By Chip Le Grand George Pell will take his case to the High Court, setting the scene for a final legal battle over the senior Catholic cleric’s child sex abuse convictions. Sources have … Continue reading

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“Melbourne archbishop says George Pell innocent and questions if victim mistaken” & related articles

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Peter Comensoli says he accepts victim was abused but wonders whether he was wrong in naming cardinal as abuser The Guardian    Australia Thu 22 Aug 2019 04.09 BST Last modified on Thu 22 Aug 2019 04.11 BST Australian Associated Press Catholic archbishop … Continue reading

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“George Pell’s appeal against his child sex abuse convictions will be decided by a court next week” & related article

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ABC News (Australian Broadcasting) 15 August 2019 By Emma Younger Photo: George Pell is serving a six-year jail term for sexually abusing two boys in the 1990s. (AAP: Julian Smith) Cardinal George Pell could be released from custody next week … Continue reading

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George Pell appeal: prosecutor struggles to answer judges’ questions

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Christopher Boyce accidentally says victim’s name, which is suppressed, during Thursday’s hearing The Guardian Thu 6 Jun 2019 07.37 BST Last modified on Thu 6 Jun 2019 09.14 BST Melissa Davey @MelissaLDavey Cardinal George Pell arrives at court for his appeal hearing. … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking

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The Cardinal Pell appeal continues.   Here is the link to access the live stream coverage of the Pell appeal This is painful to watch.  Painful.  Unfortunately  I think perhaps the lawyer for the Crown has a speech impediment of some … Continue reading

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“Sydney archdiocese runs ads seeking donations for Cardinal George Pell’s legal fees” & elated articles

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Lawyer for abuse victims questions appropriateness of ads in archdiocese’s Catholic Weekly The Guardian Tue 8 May 2018 19.00 BST Last modified on Tue 8 May 2018 19.02 BST Melissa Davey The Catholic Weekly has been running ads for the fund to … Continue reading

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