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Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal George Pell Turns 80, Loses Right to Vote in Papal Conclave

Jun 8, 2021

Cardinal George Pell turned 80 years old on Tuesday, losing his eligibility to vote in a future papal conclave.

Cardinal George Pell. Credit: Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA

Pell Says Year in Jail Was a Time of ‘grace and gift’

Dec 20, 2020

Cardinal George Pell discussed the surprises, difficulties, and “gift” of everyday life in jail during a press conference this week to mark the publication of the first installment of his prison diaries.  

Cardinal Angelo Becciu. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

Becciu 'vigorously' Denies Interference in Cardinal Pell Trial

Oct 18, 2020

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu again denied having interfered in any way with the trial of Cardinal George Pell, after Italian media reported an allegation that Becciu might have wired money to Australia as a bribe during Pell’s trial.

Cardinal George Pell. Alan Holdren/CNA

Cardinal Pell to Return to Rome this Week

Sep 28, 2020

Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017, when he took a leave of absence from his role as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy to travel to Australia. 

Cardinal George Pell. / CNA file photo

Cardinal Pell's Prison Journal Will be 'spiritual classic,' Publisher Says

Jun 21, 2020

The publisher of the prison diary of Cardinal George Pell said the text reveals the courage, conviction, and Christian charity of the cardinal.

Cardinal George Pell, Prefect Emeritus of the Secretariat for the Economy

“One day, we will see them all”: Cardinal Pell to Italians about Those Dead of COVID-19

Apr 12, 2020

In a video message sent to his Italian friends to mark Easter Sunday, Cardinal George Pell recalled the joy of Christ’s Resurrection, and said that despite coronavirus measures He is close to each of us.

Cardinal George Pell at the Vatican, March 2016. / Alexey Gotovskyi/CNA.

After Criminal Acquittal, Cardinal Pell Likely to Face Several Civil Suits

Apr 9, 2020

The High Court of Australia this week overturned Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse, and despite his release from prison, Pell is likely to face several civil lawsuits from alleged abuse victims and their families.

Cardinal George Pell in the Vatican, 2014. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Analysis: Freed from Prison, will Cardinal Pell Now Face Vatican Trial?

Apr 7, 2020

While Pell’s criminal trials in Australia are now at an end, the same accusations must now be addressed by the Church’s own legal process.

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney speaks during a press conference at the Vatican Press Office on July 9, 2014. Credit Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Holy See Responds to High Court’s Acquittal of Cardinal Pell

Apr 7, 2020

The Vatican has welcomed the Australian High Court’s decision to quash Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse conviction.

Theodore McCarrick. Credit: US Institute of Peace CC BY NC 2.0

McCarrick: Foundation ‘irresponsible’ to Question Controversial Vatican Grant

Nov 7, 2019

McCarrick made the intervention in December 2017, after objections were raised to the Vatican’s request of $25 million from the Papal Foundation, for a bankrupt Italian hospital, the Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata (IDI).