Australian commission: Cardinal Pell knew of abuse (BBC)
Thursday, 7 May 2020 A royal commission in Australia has released its report charging that Cardinal George Pell was aware of sexual abuse by priests that took place before he became a bishop. The commission’s findings on the cardinal—which had been withheld during his trial on abuse charges—were released this week. Cardinal Pell insisted that the commission’s conclusions were “not supported by evidence.”
An Australian inquiry into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and other institutions found former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sex abuse and failed to take steps to get the priests removed. Emer McCarthy reports.