Australia

In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia.
Cardinal George Pell's lawyers argued for more than five hours that the five verdicts against Pell were "unsafe and unsatisfactory" and should be overturned.
The most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse will ask an Australian appeals court on Wednesday to reverse convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than 20 years ago as hundreds of worshippers streamed from Masses.
The Australian Catholic Church has released its National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, more than 18 months after they were recommended by the country's landmark Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, in the latest chapter in the overhaul of how the church responds to clergy
In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court spokesman says Pell will not fight for a reduced jail sentence if he fails in his appeal of his conviction for molesting two choirboys in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
Cardinal Pell will appeal his conviction next month. His lawyers have filed an application arguing it should be overturned on three grounds.
Catholic News Service April 24, 2019
The government that leads Australia following May elections needs to increase support for vulnerable families and indigenous Australians, provide jobs for all and aid refugees, the bishops' social services commission said.
Gerard O’Connell March 12, 2019
An Australian judge has sentenced Cardinal to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys.