Pell granted access to victim’s evidence

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Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, has been granted access to a transcript of evidence given by the victim of pedophile priest Robert Best.

The archbishop of Sydney has sought a transcript of evidence given by a victim of the jailed brother as he prepares for an expected appearance at a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into child sexual abuse.

The inquiry has been told Cardinal Pell was present when a grade three student at a Ballarat school in the 1960s described his alleged rape to another priest.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has said the archbishop was never present when any rape allegations were made by a victim against Best.

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