Cardinal Pell

One of the complainants from the now-dropped second trial is filing a civil lawsuit

The video shows Pell dismissing the allegations as ‘the product of fantasy’

The trial of Cardinal Pell may come to be seen as another dark chapter in legal history

The barrister said sorry for his ‘terrible choice of phrase’

The cardinal is scheduled to be sentenced March 13 on five charges of sexual abuse

Pell’s term lapsed on February 24 and has not been renewed

The cardinal faces up to 50 years in prison

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

In 2017, the Church has endured an abuse crisis, lost a same-sex marriage vote and failed to stop euthanasia. Can it recover?