Aboard the Papal Plane: Francis said he would address the sexual abuse allegations against the high-ranking Vatican official after the Australian justice investigation concludes.
Pell, an Australian who is third in the Vatican hierarchy, has strenuously rejected the latest claims that he sexually abused children many years ago as a priest.
Faith and Justice: Although the court's final decision was at least half right, the VatiLeaks case was a terrible mistake from the very beginning.
Laypeople are called to be a bridge between the church and the world, particularly in matters of finance, said Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.
The Vatican’s financial watchdog agency has marked 544 activities as questionable, freezing or halting movement of a total of some $2.4 million and 15.3 million Euros.
Decades ago, when a schoolboy came to Pell and reported that a Catholic teacher was "misbehaving with boys," Pell never reported the matter to authorities.
Cardinal George Pell faced intense scrutiny over his actions decades ago to prevent clergy sexual abuse in his home country of Australia, during an Australian government hearing late Monday evening.
Vatican official George Pell faced four hours of questioning about his role in the clergy sexual abuse crisis in his native Australia in an overnight hearing Sunday.
The group of German speaking prelates at the ongoing synod has presented a way that certain divorced and remarried Catholic persons might be allowed to take Communion in the church.
Synod, Day 11: Synod prelates have entered into discussions about how the church should treat persons who divorce and remarry without first obtaining annulments.