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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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“Rosica resigns from Salt and Light after plagiarism scandal” & related articles

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Catholic News Agency 18 June 2019 Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. Credit: Chris Adamczyk/Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation via Wikimedia CC BY SA 4.0 Toronto, Canada, Jun 18, 2019 / 11:20 am (CNA).- Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, has resigned as … Continue reading

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“More charges of inappropriate touching aimed at Vatican envoy to France” & related articles

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Crux Jun 15, 2019 Claire Giangravè FAITH AND CULTURE CORRESPONDENT”luigi ventura ROME – More people have come forward to accuse Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the papal representative to France, of inappropriate behavior and groping. The Vatican diplomat currently is entrenched in … Continue reading

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“Zanchetta to stand trial in Argentina for sexual abuse of seminarians” & related articles

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Catholic News Agency 10 June 2019   Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. Credit: Vatican Media. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 10, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before … Continue reading

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“Sexual assault: Nuncio Ventura accused in Paris and invited to the Vatican” & original French text

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[This is a google translation – a rather poor one! – of the  original French Liberation article.  Scroll down for French text. ] Liberation    (France) By Bernadette Sauvaget – June 11, 2019 at 20:46  Sexual assault: Nuncio Ventura accused in … 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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“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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“Crown expected to mount tough fight against George Pell appeal” & related articles

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 The New Daily      (Australia) 10:18pm, Jun 5, 2019 Lucie Morris-Marr Pell has been held in solitary confinement since his sentencing in March. Photo: AAP Crown prosecutors will launch a tough fightback against Cardinal George Pell’s legal bid for freedom when … Continue reading

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All you need to know about George Pell’s appeal

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The Canberra Times0 4 June 2019 Jolyon Attwooll At the Melbourne County Court in December last year, Cardinal George Pell was found guilty of the historical child sexual abuse of two teenage altar boys while he was Archbishop of Melbourne … Continue reading

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Pell conviction appeal to be live streamed

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The Canberra Times 30 May 2019 Cardinal George Pell was found guilty of child sexual abuse after a trial in Melbourne. Pedophile cardinal George Pell will return to court next week to appeal his conviction in a hearing that will … Continue reading

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