Cardinal George Pell’s Evidence to Child Abuse Royal Commission ‘quite Wrong’, Top Official
By Shannon Deery
April 27, 2016
A SHADOW has been cast over Cardinal George Pell’s evidence to the child abuse royal commission with a former senior Catholic official stopping just short of calling him a liar.
A former director of Victoria’s Catholic Education Office (CEO) today told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse parts of Cardinal Pell’s evidence were “quite wrong”.
In his testimony to the commission in March, Cardinal Pell said he was the victim of a widespread deception, lasting decades, that kept him in the dark about child abuse.
He said senior church officials, including a cousin, kept details about allegations of abuse from him.