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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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“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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“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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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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“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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Full text of Benedict XVI: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

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Catholic News Agency Vatican City, Apr 10, 2019 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- The following is a previously unpublished essay from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s … Continue reading

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For the love of God

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So, on appeal the Archbishop of Guam was found guilty by a Vatican tribunal: 04 April 2019:  CDF upholds guilty verdict of Guam archbishop for abuse of minors” & related article Tut. Tut. Bad boy!! Exactly what kind of message … Continue reading

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Don’t know whether to rejoice, or laugh, or cry

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Well, I honestly don’t know whether to rejoice, or laugh, or cry.  Perhaps a little of all three? Let me explain… When I heard news of Pope Francis new legislation for protection of minors I set to work to try … Continue reading

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Pope Francis issues new legislation for protection of minors” & related articles and audio

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The Vatican on Friday released three new documents from Pope Francis concerning the protection of minors and vulnerable persons in the Vatican City State. Vatican City News     Vatican website 29 March 2019 By Christopher Wells “The protection of minors and … Continue reading

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Rome summit may eye Canadian abuse document as model

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The BC Catholic 31 January 2019 By Michael Swan Father Federico Lombardi and Father Thomas Rosica at a press briefing at the Vatican in 2015.  The two priests say Canada’s model for protecting minors will get attention at the papal … Continue reading

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