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August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019
Rome is letting things fully unfold in the civil sphere before taking up the matter of Cardinal George Pell, after an Australian court on Wednesday rejected Pell’s appeal of a conviction on five separate sex abuse counts against minors. “As in other cases,” the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Matteo Bruni
August 21, 2019
By a majority of 2-1 Cardinal George Pell has lost his Appeal against his conviction for 5 charges of child abuse in 1990.  The Appeal Court in Melbourne spent 11 weeks deciding whether or not the Jury in the trial made the wrong decision. As was made clear in their judgement, Appeal Courts don’t like
August 21, 2019
A controversial amusement park ride erected in Norwich Cathedral has come down after an 11-day installation. Rt. Revd. Johnathan Meyrick, the Anglican bishop of Lynn, delivered a sermon midway down the helter-skelter slide during the final liturgy held in the cathedral with the ride present. “God is a tourist attraction,” Meyrick said, claiming that God
August 21, 2019
Pope Francis is likely to visit Thailand in November, according to Vatican sources. An Indian bishop has criticised a judge who said students risked abuse and forced conversion at Christian schools. The Pope has accepted the resignation of Tanzanian Cardinal Polycarp Pengo. A hospital boat named Pope Francis has set sail on the Amazon River.
August 21, 2019
The conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been upheld by the Court of Appeals in Victoria. A three-judge appellate panel upheld his 2018 conviction for sexual abuse of minors in a divided decision delivered on August 21. “By majority (2 to 1), the Court of Appeals has dismissed Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his conviction
August 21, 2019
Four new sex abuse allegations have been raised against Emeritus Bishop Joseph Hart, spanning his time both as a priest in Missouri and a bishop in Wyoming. Jack Smith, a spokesman for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, said the allegations were brought forward by either the alleged victims or their family members, the Casper
August 21, 2019
The bishop of Charleston, South Carolina announced he will reduce his public appearances after being named in a lawsuit filed in New York. Bishop Robert Guglielmone announced that he is stepping back from visible leadership of the diocese as he defends himself against an accusation of sexual abuse. In a letter to the faithful of
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