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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 14, 2020
If the High Court fails to overturn the verdict of a 12-person jury that found him guilty of four counts of sexual assault and one count of child rape, Pell, 78, will spend at least 32 more months in prison.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
The plan would cede control over financial, human resources and governance functions to professional laity.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 07, 2020
As many as 50% of China's estimated 10 million to 12 million Catholics worship in communities not registered with the Chinese government.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceOctober 24, 2019
The new rules are the latest in a string of regulations that many in the Chinese Church believe are designed to stymie worship, the operations of parishes and dioceses as well as the growth of the church.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 30, 2019
An Australian diocese will pay up towards $2 million (in U. S. dollars) in compensation for a claim filed against a priest for clerical sexual abuse in the early 1990s.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 26, 2019
Two more Australian states have passed legislation criminalizing priests who fail to report the abuse of children disclosed during confession.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceJune 04, 2019
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
Politics & Society News
Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceApril 30, 2019
Churches and governments throughout South Asia and Southeast Asia are becoming increasingly concerned with the continued threats from Isis-inspired groups and persons, given the growing number of church bombings.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceMarch 13, 2019
Victims of child sexual abuse in Australia decried the lenient sentence of 6 years which was handed down in the Cardinal Pell case. The victims view the upcoming June appeal hearing as adding further pain and insult to victims' sufferings.
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Michael Sainsbury - Catholic News ServiceMarch 06, 2019
Cardinal George Pell of Australia's appeal of his conviction on sexual abuse charges has been fast-tracked to June so it can be heard. He is presently in jail and by the time his appeal is decided, he will have been imprisoned for 3 months.