- Oct 30, 2020
An Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing him denied Monday he was bribed for his testimony, shooting down the latest conspiracy theory to roil the Vatican amid a corruption investigation into its shady finances.
Australia’s High Court has released the full set of submissions for Cardinal George Pell’s March 11 and 12 final appeal hearing against historic child sexual abuse crimes.
Pope Francis on Monday opened Holy Week by thanking his police and security forces for providing “a climate of serenity and order.”
Cardinal George Pell becomes the most senior Vatican official ever to face criminal charges of sexual abuse, as police in the Australian state of Victoria have summoned him to face multiple charges of “historical sexual assault offenses,” meaning offenses that generally occurred some time ago. No other details were provided, and Pell has rejected strenuously any such charges against him.