Closed court hearings for Cardinal George Pell
December 12, 2017
The Melbourne Magistrates Court has requested an off site location for two weeks, when the trial against Cardinal George Pell begins next year. The remote location will be used to hear the evidence of complainants in a closed court. Closed court hearings are required for certain types of complainants in Victoria. Lawyers for Pell are also continuing to negotiate with the ABC over information subpoenad from one of its journalists. Cardinal George Pell has voluntary taken leave from his role as one of the most senior catholics in the church to return to Australia for the case. He has been charged with historical sexual offences, made by multiple complainants. He has vehemently denied all the allegations made against him.