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Cardinal George Pell

by Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Jun 6, 2022 / 04:46 am Under the Code of Canon Law, reformed in 1983, there are two types of consistories of cardinals: ordinary and extraordinary. An extraordinary consistory is celebrated in particular cases and all the world’s cardinals are called to take part. An …

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 12, 2022 / 06:00 am More than 70 bishops from around the world have released a “fraternal open letter” to Germany’s bishops warning that sweeping changes to Church teaching advocated by the ongoing process known as the “Synodal Path” may lead to schism. The letter expresses …

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 …

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 Robert Duncan & Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Australian Cardinal George Pell said the final report of the Synod of Bishops on the family did not create an opening for the divorced and civilly remarried to receive Communion. Other synod members took a different view and acknowledged that the paragraph …