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George Pell’s lawyer says child abuse was ‘plain vanilla’ sex as cardinal heads to jail

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Cardinal Pell is remanded in custody following his conviction for child sexual assault, which judge calls ‘callous, brazen offending’ Melissa Davey in Melbourne @MelissaLDavey Wed 27 Feb 2019 03.11 GMT First published on Wed 27 Feb 2019 01.37 GMT Cardinal George Pell … Continue reading

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“Montreal priest takes the stand and denies allegations in sexual abuse trial” & related articles

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Global News 22 November 2018 6:31 pm By Amanda Jelowicki Anchor/Reporter  Global News WATCH: Father Brian Boucher took the stand in his own defense on the fourth day of his trial. As Global’s Amanda Jelowicki explains, the Catholic priest is … Continue reading

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“Pell lawyer asks magistrate to step down, she tells him to stop shouting” & related articles

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The Age 28 March 2018 — 12:35pm By Melissa Cunningham Cardinal George Pell’s lawyer has made an extraordinary request for the magistrate overseeing the hearing into allegations of historical sexual assault against the cardinal to disqualify herself from the matter, … Continue reading

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“Byrnes apologizes to Apuron’s victims, speaks of a better church” & related articles

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Pacific Daily News Published 1:37 p.m. ChT March 19, 2018 | Updated 5:18 p.m. ChT March 19, 2018 Haidee V Eugenio, [email protected] Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes addresses the Vatican’s decision to convict former Guam Archishop Anthony S. Apuron during a … Continue reading

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“50 witnesses to be called in Cardinal George Pell hearing” & related articles

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The Australian                                                 The Weekend The Australian 12:00AM October 7, 2017   Tessa Akerman Reporter Melbourne @TessaAkerman John Ferguson Victorian Editor Melbourne @fergusonjw At least 50 witnesses are set to be called for a landmark committal hearing for historic sexual … Continue reading

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Disgraced priest Yvon Arsenault will plead not guilty to new sex charge

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Arsenault is already in prison for molesting 9 young boys when he was priest in the 1970s CBC News Posted: Aug 03, 2017 12:24 PM ATLast Updated: Aug 03, 2017 2:52 PM AT By Gabrielle Fahmy,  Yvon Arsenault, in a picture … Continue reading

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Cardinal George Pell faces court over historical sex offences

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The Herald Sun (Australia) July 26, 2017 3:51am Shannon Deery and Cassie Zervos, Andrea Hamblin, Herald Sun CARDINAL George Pell has pledged to fight every charge in a sex crimes case that could run into 2019. Amid scenes of chaos, … Continue reading

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Is it possible to get a fair trial if you’re a priest accused of sexual abuse?

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WCPO Cincinnati 21 June 2017 Paula Christian David Harper was 10 years old when a Catholic priest and family friend allegedly woke him in the middle of the night in a rectory bedroom and raped him. For nearly two decades, … Continue reading

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“Kentucky Catholic priest reaches plea deal on sex abuse” & related articles

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ABC NewsL OUISVILLE, Ky. — May 18, 2017, 1:46 PM ET By dylan lovan, associated press A Catholic priest has reached a plea agreement on sexual abuse charges that occurred at a summer camp that he ran for decades in … Continue reading

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“Ex-Pine Bush priest in alleged sex-abuse case rips archdiocese’s internal politics” & related articles

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 Times Herald Record       recordonline.com Posted May 7, 2017 at 6:37 PM Updated May 7, 2017 at 10:49 PM By Amanda Spadaro / Times Herald-Record HAMLET OF WALLKILL – Former priest Kevin Gallagher knows he betrayed his parishioners and violated his vows. Was it wrong to have sex with a young … Continue reading

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