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Mar 14, 2019

This week, we’ll update you on Cardinal Pell and several other high-profile cases of abuse. We’ll also talk about Pope Francis’ sixth anniversary as pope.

Cardinal Pell was sentenced to six years in prison. He’ll be eligible for parole in three years and eight months, and he plans to appeal the ruling altogether in June. We'll look at his legacy as a reformer of Vatican finances as well as his recent conviction.

We'll also look at several new cases that might show us how authorities inside and outside of the Church are holding bishops accountable for the sex abuse scandal.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope on March 13, 2013. In our final story, Gerry and I will look back on the impact Francis has made in his six years as Pope.

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Cardinal Pell is sentenced to 6 years in prison for child sex abuse

Two Baltimore bishops removed from ministry over allegations of sexual harassment

The good, the bad and the merciful: Pope Francis after six years