Update: Australian highest court to rule on Cardinal's appeal later

Australia's highest court on March 12 said it will deliver a verdict at a later date on whether to overturn the convictions of the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse.

Australia's High Court to hear Pell abuse appeal March 11

The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse will take his appeal to Australia's highest court on March 11 in potentially his last bid to clear his name.

Australian court to say if it will hear Cardinal Pell's appeal

The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn this week whether Australia's highest court will hear his appeal against convictions for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago.

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of clerical celibacy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia.