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So many pedophile priests a 'disastrous coincidence' – Australian cardinal

Mar 03, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell says it was a disastrous coincidence that 5 pedophile priests preyed on children in the Australian town where he was based

In this file photo, Cardinal George Pell holds up a folder outlining the Catholic church's response to sexual abuse at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2012. File photo by Paul Miller/EPA

I have pope's 'full backing' says abuse inquiry cardinal

Mar 01, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell tells an inquiry that abuse claims against Australia s most notorious pedophile priest were not of much interest to him

Australian Roman Catholic Cardinal George Pell is seen leaving the Quirinale Hotel in a car after giving evidence to the child abuse royal commission by video-link, in Rome, Italy, March 1, 2016. Lloyd Jones/EPA

Church 'mucked up' with pedophile priests – Vatican finance chief

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:04 AM

UPDATED Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell admits the Church made grave errors and is now trying to remedy those

Australian Roman Catholic Cardinal George Pell is shown on a screen in Canberra, Australia, February 29, 2016 as he gives evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse via video link from Rome Italy. Lukas Coch/EPA

Australian survivors of Catholic clergy abuse head to Rome

Feb 26, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Cardinal George has always denied knowing of any child abuse occurring in Ballarat including by Gerald Ridsdale who preyed on dozens of children over two decades

OFF TO ROME. In this file photo, Cardinal George Pell holds up a folder outlining the Catholic church's response to sexual abuse at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2012. File photo by Paul Miller/EPA

Vatican discord over Australia child abuse inquiry

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Vatican finance chief George Pell is embroiled in a child abuse inquiry in his homeland

CONTROVERSIAL. In this file photo, the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell speaks about the Catholic church's response to sexual abuse at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2012. Paul Miller/EPA

Vatican high-flyer denies trying to bribe abuse victim

May 21, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Cardinal George Pell speaks out as abuse survivors demand he return to Australia to give evidence to a royal commission on the allegations

CONTROVERSIAL. In this file photo, the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell speaks about the Catholic church's response to sexual abuse at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2012. Paul Miller/EPA