Cardinal Pell regrets telling inquiry abuse 'wasn't of much interest to me' – video

The Guardian
March 2, 2016

[with video]

Cardinal George Pell tells the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse he regrets his choice of words when he described offending by the paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale as a ‘sad story’ that ‘wasn’t of much interest to me’. Pell says: ‘I was very confused. I responded poorly.’ Cardinal Pell says it’s ‘completely untrue’ he didn’t have much interest in what David Ridsdale told him about the crimes of his uncle. When asked if his ‘primary interest’ was protecting the church, Pell says: ‘Not in the slightest’


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