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Former students criticised the decision announce the same-sex legal unions of graduates in its alumni magazine

‘Our recent sorrow and shame do not define us,’ the archbishop said

Most canon lawyers seem to agree that the letter fails to demonstrate the obstinate manifestation of heretical beliefs by the Pope

Such a policy, Benedict has now argued, is essential to the salvation of souls

The surprise resignation comes after the university has faced questions about its handling of historical sexual harassment cases

If he chooses, the new archbishop could write himself into history as the face of reform in the American Church

For the time being, Pell remains a prisoner of the state and a sitting cardinal – a combination unprecedented in modern times

One legal expert has said that because there was only one key witness, there is a good chance Pell’s appeal will succeed

He plans to appeal December’s conviction, which can only now be reported after the court lifted restrictions