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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Sep 30, 2021 / 06:00 am A Catholic diocese in the Australian Outback has announced plans to open the first K-12 Catholic school named for Blessed Carlo Acutis. Blessed Carlo Acutis College will “have at its heart a daily life of prayer and devotion to

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2020 / 04:01 am MT (CNA).- Former Vatican finance czar Cardinal George Pell met with Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Monday. The Holy See press office said that the audience took place Oct. 12, but gave no further details. A video of

CNA Staff, Aug 17, 2020 / 04:20 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of sexual abuse, spoke this week about how he maintained hope during his 400 days in prison. “The virtue of Christian hope

CNA Staff, Aug 10, 2020 / 02:48 pm MT (CNA).- Fr. Liam Ryan, a long-time surfer, was on vacation visiting his best friend in Western Australia when, on the afternoon of July 31, he noticed a fellow surfer in distress. “I saw him off his board, looking really lost and

Cardinal George Pell leaves Barwon Prison on April 07, 2020 in Geelong, Australia. Credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
by Ed Condon Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2020 / 08:54 am (CNA).- After more than 14 months in prison, Cardinal George Pell said he was always hopeful about the High Court decision which acquitted him of all charges and released him from incarceration on April 7. Shortly after his release

By Ed Condon and JD Flynn Washington D.C., Apr 6, 2020 / 06:25 pm (CNA).- After an ordeal that began nearly four years ago, and more than 13 months of imprisonment, Cardinal George Pell is expected to be released from prison imminently, after his conviction for five alleged counts of

Melbourne, Australia, Jan 5, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- As fires throughout parts of Australia continue to worsen, the Archbishop of Melbourne called for prayers and encouraged Catholics to donate to those in need. “On this first weekend of the New Year, we should be focusing on the joy of