Australia tries Vatican official on sex abuse

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Pope Francis’ top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, made his first court appearance on Wednesday to hear historical charges of sexual abuse.

Source: PressTV-Australia tries Vatican official on sex abuse

PressTV

 Jul 26, 2017

Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office in Vatican city after being charged with historical sex offences in a case that has rocked the church, June 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP)Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office in Vatican city after being charged with historical sex offences in a case that has rocked the church, June 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

An Australian court has begun the trial of the most senior Vatican official that has ever been charged in Catholic Church sex abuse scandals.

Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis’ top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, made his first court appearance on Wednesday after being charged last month with sexual abuse of multiple individuals years earlier in his Australian home state of Victoria.

While the details of the charges against the 76-year-old cleric — who…

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