Pell has ‘full support’ of the Pope at abuse inquiry

BBC News

Cardinal George Pell has said he has the Pope’s “full backing”, as he testifies for a second day at a hearing into child sex abuse.

The Australian’s remarks came before he entered a Rome hotel where he is answering questions by video link.

Survivors have flown to Rome to see the cardinal testify after he was excused from returning home due to ill health.

The Vatican treasurer is being asked whether he knew if paedophiles were active in churches under his watch.

On the first day of the Royal Commission hearing, the cardinal said that the Catholic Church had made “enormous mistakes” in dealing with claims of sexual abuse.

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