Cardinal George Pell
Cardinal George Pell (photo: Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA)

Cardinal Pell and Hong Kong (Aug. 24)

This week a panel of Australian appellate judges rejected Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of the sexual abuse conviction that sent him to prison earlier this year. What happens next? We talk to Register Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin, who has the news details and reactions from Australia and the Vatican. Also, what’s the latest from Hong Kong? And why did Planned Parenthood opt out of Title X federal funding? We find out in a news roundup.

Nicaraguan police place Bishop Rolando José Álvarez under house arrest Aug. 4 at the diocesan chancery in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Needs More

EDITORIAL: Although the Vatican has offered a muted response, Pope Francis must do more to condemn human-rights abuses in Nicaragua before the Ortega regime exploits papal silence to justify its immoral actions.