Cardinal Pell’s Acquittal Was as Opaque as His Sexual Abuse Trial
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 Critics argue that Australia’s courts exhibited a penchant for secrecy and insular decision making that resembled the Roman Catholic Church’s flawed response to sexual abuse within its ranks.
The Vatican says it welcomes the acquittal of Cardinal Pell by an Australian court on child abuse charges, saying he "waited for the truth to be ascertained. Earlier Pope Francis used his morning mass to speak up for those suffering "unjust sentences". Adam Reed reports.