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The story behind Cardinal George Pell

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George Pell was an Australian Catholic cardinal who served as the Archbishop of Sydney from 2001 to 2014, and as the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy from 2014 to 2019.

He was convicted in 2018 of sexually abusing two choirboys in 1996 and 1997, and was subsequently sentenced to six years in prison. In April 2020, the High Court of Australia overturned his conviction and acquitted him of the charges. Prior to his conviction, Pell had been the most senior Catholic official to be convicted of child sexual abuse.

What was George Pell’s role at the Vatican?

George Pell served as the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy at the Vatican from 2014 to 2019. The Secretariat for the Economy is one of the Vatican’s main departments and is responsible for overseeing the administration and management of the Holy See’s financial and economic affairs. As Prefect, Pell was effectively the Vatican’s chief financial officer and had significant authority over the management of the Vatican’s budget and financial operations. He was also a member of the Council of Cardinal Advisers, an advisory body to the Pope that was established to help reform the Vatican’s financial and administrative structures.

What happened to cardinal George Pell’s court case?

In December 2018, Cardinal George Pell was convicted of sexually abusing two choirboys in 1996 and 1997, while he was the Archbishop of Melbourne. He was sentenced to six years in prison and was considered a high-profile prisoner. He immediately appealed the conviction, and the case was heard by the Court of Appeals of Victoria, the highest court of the Australian state of Victoria. In August 2019, the court upheld his conviction and his sentence, which means he was to serve at least three years and eight months in prison. However, on April 7, 2020, The High Court of Australia overturned his conviction, and acquit him of the charges. It was determined that the trial jury’s verdicts were unreasonable, thus ending his legal proceedings.

George Pell was born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Ballarat is a city located about 110 kilometers (68 miles) northwest of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the third largest city in Victoria and has a rich history of gold mining and is known for its cultural heritage and colonial architecture.

How long did George Pell serve at the Vatican?

George Pell served as the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy at the Vatican from 2014 to 2019. He was appointed to that position by Pope Francis in February 2014, and he held the position for about five years. During his tenure as Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, he was involved in major reforms in the Vatican’s financial management and administration, and also played a significant role in shaping Pope Francis’ vision for the Church. He was also member of the Council of Cardinal Advisers, until his returning to Australia to face the sexual abuse charges.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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TikTok implements stricter guidelines on weight-loss drug promotion

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TikTok is tightening its regulations on influencers who promote weight-loss drugs like Ozempic.

With over 170 million users in the US, the app aims to prevent the spread of potentially harmful content related to rapid weight loss.

Starting in May, TikTok will prohibit influencers from posting “before-and-after” photos and restrict minors from accessing weight-loss content deemed risky. The crackdown extends to any content promoting drastic weight loss methods, aiming to combat the promotion of unrealistic body standards.

However, some influencers, like Dave Knapp and Kim Carlos, criticise the move, arguing it discriminates against those with health conditions. Others fear losing their income as TikTok takes down their content, prompting concerns about the platform’s future amid potential US bans.

As TikTok enforces stricter guidelines, influencers may seek alternative platforms to share weight-loss content. Despite the popularity of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, the crackdown reflects growing concerns about the impact of such promotions on user health.

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Game on with indie devs celebrated by Nintendo

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Nintendo Switch fans rejoice! The recent Indie World Showcase unveiled 17 new titles coming in 2024.

Including in the rundown is the adorable “Little Kitty, Big City” and explosive platformer “Anton Blast.” In other news, “Stellar Blade” confirms an uncensored release on PlayStation 5, Fallout’s TV adaptation gears up for Season 2, and Keanu Reeves joins the cast of Sonic 3 as Shadow. New releases this week include “Tales of Kenzera: Zau” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants,” while “Fallout 4” gets a next-gen update. With “Stellar Blade” topping the list, gamers have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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What are the major takeaways from day one of Trump’s trial?

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The first day of Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial that the former president broke the law and corrupted the 2016 election, while his defence lawyer said he committed no crime.

On this episode of Ticker Today – Former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial is officially underway, President Joe Biden makes cannibal claims, TikTok US ban enters the next phase and Gen Z’s are dropping degrees and picking up tools to become blue-collar workers.

Ticker’s Ahron Young and Veronica Dudo discuss.

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