George Pell: Vatican unlikely to respond to child abuse allegations until police investigation complete, expert says

ABC News

By Myles Wearring

The Vatican is not likely to respond to child abuse allegations against Cardinal George Pell until the outcome of police investigations, according to a Vatican expert.

“The Vatican will want to wait and see how any investigation proceeds,” Christopher Lamb, correspondent for Catholic journal The Tablet, told Lateline.

“I don’t think they’ll be taking any kind of actions or any steps before that legal process concludes.”

Mr Lamb, currently in Krakov, Poland to cover World Youth Day, said the allegations against Cardinal Pell had “certainly been on the radar here”.

“I know that people will be monitoring it, be looking at it,” he said.

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