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Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

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Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

Aug. 21, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, in a decision cheered by scores of abuse survivors and victims' advocates demonstrating outside the court. A unanimous...

The Latest: Vatican says Pell can still appeal to High Court

Aug. 21, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court upholding the sex abuse convictions of Cardinal George Pell (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Vatican has acknowledged a court's dismissal of Cardinal George Pell's appeal and reiterated its respect for the Australian judicial system. The statement...

Vatican acknowledges the dismissal of Cardinal George Pell's appeal and notes he can take case to Australia's High Court

Aug. 21, 2019 2:28 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Vatican acknowledges the dismissal of Cardinal George Pell's appeal and notes he can take case to Australia's High Court.

Prime minister says Cardinal George Pell will be stripped of his Order of Australia honor after he lost court appeal

Aug. 20, 2019 8:56 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Prime minister says Cardinal George Pell will be stripped of his Order of Australia honor after he lost court appeal.

Timeline of Cardinal George Pell's career and accusations

Aug. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

An Australian appeals court on Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell for molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago. Some events in Pell's career and the criminal case: July 16, 1996: Auxiliary Bishop George Pell is appointed Archbishop of Melbourne. He molests two choir...

Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse

Aug. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse.

Cardinal Pell's appeal verdict due but may not be final word

Aug. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn the outcome of his appeal on Wednesday though the verdict still may not be the final word on his convictions for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral more than two decades ago. The...

Pell's appeal pitted word of former choirboy against priest

Aug. 20, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who the jury should have believed, his accuser or a senior priest whose church role was likened to Pell's bodyguard. Pell's accuser was a 13-year-old choirboy when he alleged...

Pell's appeal argued 'solid obstacles' precluded convictions

Aug. 19, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell's lawyers argued in his appeal that there were more than a dozen "solid obstacles" that should have prevented a jury from finding him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of molesting two choirboys. A jury convicted Pell of molesting the 13-year-old friends in a...