Royal commission into child sexual abuse will call Cardinal George Pell to second Ballarat hearing

ABC News

Cardinal George Pell will be called to the royal commission into child sexual abuse’s second hearings in Ballarat, the commission has said.

Cardinal Pell wrote to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on May 21 saying he was willing to appear before the inquiry.

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, the commission said that he would be called to appear when the inquiry meets again in Ballarat, later this year.

“In the ordinary course, witnesses are summonsed to appear at a hearing,” the royal commission said in a statement.

“However a person resident overseas cannot be summonsed.

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