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Melbourne, Australia – Amid a circus-like court appearance, Cardinal Pell, accused of sexual abuse of minors, maintains his innocence, but no formal charges are released.
As the Australian prelate faces a court appearance July 26 about sex abuse, his history of putting the institutional church first has earned him both strong admiration and strong criticism.
Public prosecutors have submitted recommendations to Victoria Police on whether to try Australian Cardinal George Pell on decades-old abuse allegations, but their advice has not been made public.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher responds to Royal Commission's findings that 7 percent of Australia's Roman Catholic clergy may have abused children between 1950 and 2010.