‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell acquitted, looks forward to Easter

‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell acquitted, looks forward to Easter

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 from prison, the cardinal told CNA that, while he had kept faith he would be eventually exonerated,…

Cardinal Pell objected to 50MM Euro Vatican hospital loan, those now embroiled in Vatican financial scandal prevailed

Cardinal Pell objected to 50MM Euro Vatican hospital loan, those now embroiled in Vatican financial scandal prevailed

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2019-CNA—A 50 million euro loan request to secure the purchase of a bankrupt hospital was vetoed by Cardinal George Pell and financial authorities at the Institute for Works of Religion, commonly called the Vatican Bank, before it was approved by the Holy See’s central bank, APSA, where the loan breached international…

Former Melbourne cathedral workers doubt Pell abuse could have occurred

Former Melbourne cathedral workers doubt Pell abuse could have occurred

Melbourne, Australia, Nov 6, 2019 / 07:00 am (CNA).- Two former employees of the cathedral school in Melbourne, Australia are expressing strong doubts about the charges that landed Cardinal George Pell— the most senior member of the hierarchy ever convicted of sexual abuse— in prison. The former employees, Lil Sinozic and Jean Corish, have also…

Cardinal Becciu at center of Vatican financial investigation

Cardinal Becciu at center of Vatican financial investigation

CNA—The recent raid of Vatican offices is connected to an investigation into charges that Vatican money financed the development of luxury properties in London, and led to a windfall for the Vatican’s investment managers, according to an Oct. 14 report from Financial Times. According to Financial Times, Vatican police and prosecutors are investigating the possibility…