George Pell

Former Vatican Treasurer George Pell jailed for six years for sexually abusing choir boys

Pell is the most senior Catholic worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences 

Mar 13, 2019, 08:23 AM IST

Cardinal Pell: Dramatic fall from grace for Vatican treasurer

Pell is the most senior Roman Catholic official to be convicted of sexual offences, bringing a rolling abuse scandal that has dogged the church worldwide for three decades to the heart of both the Vatican and Australian civic life.

Feb 26, 2019, 06:34 AM IST

Vatican treasurer makes brief Australian court appearance over historical sex charges

Australian police said last month Pell had been summoned to appear on charges of "historical sexual offences" from multiple complainants.


Jul 26, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

Pope Francis 'doubts' sex abuse case against Australian cardinal

Pope Francis said there were "doubts" over the case being made against Vatican finance chief George Pell, Australia's most senior Roman Catholic, for alleged child abuse.

Aug 01, 2016, 08:04 AM IST

Vatican cardinal denies attempts to cover up child sex abuse

 A high-ranking Vatican official said on Wednesday he should have done more to stop the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, acknowledging that he was told of at least one priest "misbehaving" with boys at an Australian school.

Mar 03, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Pope adviser Pell ready to meet Australia abuse victims

Vatican finance chief George Pell Thursday said he was ready to meet with child sex abuse victims after an outcry over his decision not to appear in person at an Australian inquiry.

Feb 18, 2016, 09:38 AM IST

Pope`s rebel advisors break Vatican code of silence

External experts brought in by Pope Francis to help tackle the tiny city state`s ills are answering the papal call for openness -- and infuriating some Holy See stalwarts in the process.

Jun 04, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

Vatican finance chief summoned to Australia child abuse inquiry

 Vatican finance chief George Pell was Monday called to give evidence at an inquiry into sex abuse as one of Pope Francis` commissioners for the protection of children accused him of being "almost sociopathic".

Jun 01, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

Vatican discord over Australia child abuse inquiry

Vatican finance chief George Pell on Monday summoned his lawyers after one of Pope Francis` specially-appointed commissioners for the protection of children accused him of being "almost sociopathic" and said his position was untenable.

Jun 01, 2015, 07:01 AM IST

Australian bishop accused of covering up child sex abuse

 Australia`s highest ranking member of the Catholic Church has been accused at a Royal Commission hearing of knowing about child sexual abuse claims against a Victorian priest for more than 30 years.

May 20, 2015, 14:21 PM IST