Former prime minister John Howard provides a supportive character reference for George Pell's pre-sentence hearing, while Melbourne's Archbishop says Pell remains his friend and he plans to visit him if he is sent to prison.
George Pell is the most senior member of the Catholic Church to be found guilty of child sexual abuse and in many ways his conviction is unchartered territory for the Vatican. So what happens now?
George Pell had grown accustomed to walking from court to his car in relative peace, but it was a different scene as he made the short journey on Tuesday morning as a convicted paedophile.
The survivor of child sexual abuse committed by Cardinal George Pell says he has experienced "shame, loneliness, depression and struggle" in the years since.
For mainstream Jewish communities, the belief that Jesus is the Messiah is offensive and theologically flawed. That hasn't stopped Messianic Judaism from growing internationally. Today, the controversial faith welcomes Jews and "gentiles" alike.
Today, Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been sentenced to 12 month's detention for covering up child sexual abuse, but he was once known as the "Healing Bishop".
Urging women who have survived domestic abuse to abandon their religion leaves them more isolated and unsafe.
Exposure to anti-gay religious prejudice may have greater mental health consequences for LGB and heterosexual people than is conventionally recognised, a new study has found.