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

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

    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.

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  • Cardinal lands in Australia to face sexual abuse charges

    Cardinal lands in Australia to face sexual abuse charges

    Cardinal George Pell is due to appear in a court in the Victoria state capital Melbourne on July 26 on what Victoria Police described as multiple counts of “historical sexual assault offenses” — meaning crimes that generally occurred years ago. When police announced the charges last month, Pell vowed to fight the allegations, saying: “The whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me.”

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  • Abuse charges against Pell not good news for Vatican financial reform

    With criminal charges of sexual abuse having been filed against Cardinal George Pell in his home country of Australia, many questions will be asked, most about the accusations and Pell’s defense. From a Vatican point of view, however, a key question is what all this means for the prospects of financial reform, and the best answer probably is, “Nothing good.”

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