An Australian court found George Pell guilty by a trial jury on one count of sexual abuse and four counts of indecent assault of two boys at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s. Photo: AFP

Vatican Treasurer George Pell, 77, found guilty of child sex abuse

  • Australian cardinal is the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes
  • Pell was accused of cornering two boys in the 1990s – then aged 13 – in the cathedral’s sacristy and forcing them to perform a sex act on him
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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An Australian court found George Pell guilty by a trial jury on one count of sexual abuse and four counts of indecent assault of two boys at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s. Photo: AFP
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German Cardinal Reinhard Marx leaves in a car after addressing the third day of a landmark Vatican summit on tackling paedophilia in the clergy. Photo: AFP

German cardinal admits Catholic Church files on paedophile priests were deliberately ‘destroyed’

  • World’s top bishops are gathered for extraordinary meeting on sexual abuse
Topic |   Catholic Church

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German Cardinal Reinhard Marx leaves in a car after addressing the third day of a landmark Vatican summit on tackling paedophilia in the clergy. Photo: AFP
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