Australian anti-graft agency dismisses Vatican speculation

An Australian agency said Nov. 11 it was not investigating the transfer of Vatican funds to Australia because of a lack of evidence of wrongdoing, undermining speculation that the money might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse.

Australian media on trial for breaching order in Pell case

High-profile Australian journalists and large media organizations went on trial on Monday on charges that they breached a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's sex abuse convictions in 2018 that have since been overturned.

Australian police not investigating Vatican money transfer

Australian state police said Oct. 23 they're not investigating the transfer of money from the Vatican to Australia, throwing doubt on Italian media speculation that it might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse.

Cardinal Pell accuser denies bribe as Vatican intrigue grows

An Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing him denied Monday he was bribed for his testimony, shooting down the latest conspiracy theory to roil the Vatican amid a corruption investigation into its shady finances.