Pell is the most senior Catholic worldwide to be accused of sexual offences
Cardinal Pell's lawyers have previously said he would plead not guilty to all charges, the details of which have not been made public.
Testimonies from three sisters detailed the arduous daily household tasks they carried out for “often modest” pay.
The six-day course will see talks from experts on varying subjects on the "existential surroundings of demons".
Pope Francis apologises for comments he admits were unintentionally hurtful to many sexual abuse victims.
This year sees the 21st edition of the Pope John Paul II Skiing Cup. The former Pope founded the competition with the idea of allowing priests to set an example in honest competition, as well as in prayer.
It wasn't all marriages on airplanes. The Pope has caused outrage on his visit to Chile by refusing to condemn Bishop Juan Barros, who stands accused of a cover-up.
The mid-air ceremony was the first in papal history.
Uncovering serious failings across institutions, an Australian inquiry into child abuse recommends the Catholic Church remove its requirement for celibacy
Britain's Bonfire Night, which celebrates the foiling of a Catholic plot to blow up parliament and the King in 1605, has had one new addition to its rogues' gallery of conspirators and priests - Harvey Weinstein.
Abortion is currently illegal in the country, except if a pregnant woman's life is in danger. Rights campaigners will be closely watching what changes are put to voters in a referendum on the issue next year.
Former Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Cormac Murphy O'Connor dies aged 85
A group of Roman Catholic priests were refused service at a Welsh pub on after staff mistook them for a stag party in fancy dress.
One of the Pope’s top advisors is facing sex abuse charges in Australia. Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's economy minister, is the most senior Catholic to be charged with sex crimes
Cardinal George Pell
Tens of thousands of worshippers greeted Pope Francis from the esplanade of the Fatima sanctuary where the Pope made saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who are believed to have seen apparition
Pope Francis has canonised the Marto children, who 100 years ago saw the Madonna in Portugal, and are now the Catholic church's youngest saints.
Pope Francis has visited one of the most famous Catholic pilgrimage sites, the Shrine of Fatima in Portugal, to name two shepherd children saints.
Pope Francis arrived at Monte Real airport in Portugal on Friday where he was greeted by the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Mobs of pilgrims began to flock to Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions and to see Pope Francis who is due to visit between May…
The world’s oldest standing army has 40 new members after a Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican.
The Pope took offence to the word "mother" being used to describe a deadly weapon.
Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.
Pope Francis' surprise TED talk carries a message of warning to the powerful.
Referring to the blast near Aleppo which killed more than 100 people, Francis said Syrians were the "victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death."
Pope Francis has led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter, urging the faithful not to ignore the plight of immigrants, the poor and other vulnerable people.