ANALYSIS: After George Pell, They Broke the Mold for Catholic Cardinals

In reaction to the surprise death of Cardinal George Pell of Australia on Jan. 10, it’s likely that a good deal of media attention will focus on the impact of the conservative wing of the Catholic Church, coming as it does hard on the heels of the recent passing of Pope Benedict XVI.

Cardinal George Pell, A Giant In More Ways Than One, Dies at 81

One of the Catholic Church’s most towering figures, Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted of child sexual abuse and was once a top aide in Pope Francis’ financial reform efforts, died late Tuesday in Rome due to a complication after a routine surgery, sources say.

Cardinal Pell Speaks Out About Prison, Trump, and the Role of a Retired Pope

At the virtual launch of his new book, Cardinal George Pell opened up about what his time in prison before acquitted of charges of sexual abuse was like, and he also offered an evaluation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s time in office as well as the need for a set of clear rules when a pope retires.

Ousted Cardinal Says He Will Sue Media Over Allegations Involving Pell Trial

Over the weekend Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who last month was fired from his Vatican job over accusations of embezzlement, has announced plans to take legal action against media outlets saying he bribed a witness in the abuse trial of his former nemesis, Australian Cardinal George Pell.