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  • Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia’s Victoria state

    Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia’s Victoria state

    • Oct 19, 2017

    Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne and leaders from several Christian denominations joined together to sign a letter protesting the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill being discussed in the parliament of the Australian state of Victoria. They said that euthanasia and assisted suicide “represent the abandonment of those who are in greatest need of our care and support.”

  • Beginning fight against abuse charges, Pell says he’ll plead ‘not guilty’

    Beginning fight against abuse charges, Pell says he’ll plead ‘not guilty’

    • Jul 26, 2017

    Australian Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Melbourne early on Wednesday, fighting to clear his name from what police have described as ‘multiple’ complaints of ‘historical sexual offenses.’ In the brief hearing, Pell’s lawyer said he would “maintain his innocence” and the next hearing was set for Oct. 6.

  • Defiant and determined, Pell says he now has chance to clear his name

    • Jun 29, 2017

    Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, will be returning to Australia to face decades-old charges of sexual offenses against minors, charges he has consistently denied. At a brief appearance before journalists in Rome this morning, the cardinal says he now has a chance finally to clear his name.

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