- Apr 7, 2020
German Jesuit Father Hans Zollner has acknowledged that the decision of Australia’s top court to acquit Cardinal George Pell of child abuse might make it harder for victims to come forward, stressing that while justice must be respected, survivors should also be supported and believed.
On the day that Cardinal George Pell was acquitted by Australia’s High Court on charges of sexual abuse, Pope Francis opened his daily Mass by praying for “all persons who suffer an unjust sentence because of intransigence.”
NEW YORK — Australia’s highest court unanimously acquitted Cardinal George Pell of child abuse on Tuesday, marking a stunning turn of events for the 78-year-old prelate who had previously been the most senior Catholic official to be found guilty of sexual abuse. The reverse decision comes after Pell was convicted
Australia’s highest court on Tuesday will judge Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against convictions for molesting two teenage choirboys more than two decades ago. But the legal battle over the world’s most senior Catholic convicted of sexually abusing children may not end there.
Australia’s highest court will deliver its ruling next week on whether to overturn the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne has voiced his belief that the global COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has not only forced the Catholic Church to be more creative about how it evangelizes, but it is also reshaping how faith is lived in the family.