Australia

New South Wales is the only Australian state where abortion remains a criminal offense.
Gerard O’Connell August 21, 2019
Three judges of the Victoria Court of Appeal voted 2-1 to uphold Cardinal Pell's conviction.
Associated Press August 20, 2019
Cardinal George Pell's conviction on child sexual abuse charges was upheld by a 2-1 ruling of an Australian court of appeal.
In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo, Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell’s lawyers argued in his appeal that there were more than a dozen “solid obstacles” that should have prevented a jury from finding him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of molesting two choirboys. The appeal court will give their verdict on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Cardinal Pell would walk free if the three judges acquit him of the five convictions.
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.