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Media lawyers in Australian court over Cardinal gag order

Apr. 15, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dozens of high-profile Australian journalists and major media organizations were represented by lawyers in a court on Monday on charges relating to breaches of a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions for sexually molesting two choirboys. Reporting in any...

Pope defends decision to keep French cardinal after cover-up

Mar. 31, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying Sunday the appeals process must run its course before a final decision is made. Francis also explained why he...

Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations

Mar. 26, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Some of Australia's highest-profile journalists face possible prison sentences and large media organizations could be fined after being ordered to appear in court next month for allegedly breaching a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of...