george pell

George Pell AC (born 8 June 1941) is an Australian cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church. He serves as the inaugural and current Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy since 2014. He previously served as the eighth Archbishop of Sydney (2001–2014), auxiliary bishop (1987–1996) and archbishop (1996–2001) of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He was created a cardinal in 2003. Since Pell's appointment as Archbishop of Melbourne in 1996, he has maintained a high public profile on a wide range of issues, while retaining a strict adherence to Catholic orthodoxy. He is generally regarded as progressive on many social issues but conservative on matters of faith and morals. Due to his upbringing and service as a priest in Ballarat, followed by his roles as Archbishop of Melbourne then Sydney, Pell was a witness at the 2013–2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the 2013 Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Organisations. Wikipedia
The New York Times Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:08

Amid Pornography Case, Vatican Recalls Priest From Washington Embassy
U.S. officials sought to strip a high-ranking priest of his immunity and potentially charge him with possession of child pornography.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:30

Australian Catholic Church does less to safeguard children in its care than overseas counterparts
The report also found that the church's requirement that priests be celibate was a major risk factor for abuse.
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The New York Times Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:10

Australian Catholic Church Falls Short on Safeguards for Children, Study Finds
The report also found that the the Roman Catholic Church's requirement that priests be celibate was a major risk factor for sexual abuse.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:19

The Catholic Church faces a crisis of conscience
The Catholic Church is struggling to maintain its moral authority in the face of sex-abuse scandals and a changing society.
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The Age - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 04:20

Same-sex marriage, euthanasia and school funding: the Catholic Church's triple challenge
Some observers have speculate that the bishops have become detached from their flocks, the church is losing its social influence and its vaunted political clout is on the wane. Arguments can be made for each claim, but with an organisation as vast and complex as the Catholic Church one should...
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USA TODAY Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:55

Shattered faith: Nearly 100 sex abuse suits against Catholic priests rock island of Guam
BREAKING: An investigation by the USA TODAY Network's Pacific Daily News has unearthed nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual assault, manipulation and intimidation of children by Catholic priests in Guam.
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Brisbane Times Thu, 07/27/2017 - 03:28

Reality gives Hollywood a run for its money
COMMENT: The world has gone mad. Just consider the events of the last couple of weeks. The world's third-most senior Catholic fronts an Australian court yesterday to answer sex charges.
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'Momentous day': George Pell in court
Cardinal George Pell is due to answer historic sexual offence charges at Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning.
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1 NEWS Wed, 07/26/2017 - 22:12

Watch: 'Move, move!' – Australia's top Catholic Cardinal George Pell battles through swarm of reporters as he arrives at court for sex charge hearing
As he entered the court for the first time over historic sex charges, he was also met with a number of supporters of victims of abuse.
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