Pope’s top financial adviser accused of sex abuse of boys

The Times (UK)

Bernard Lagan, Sydney
July 28 2016
The Times

The head of Vatican finances, the Australian Cardinal George Pell, is being investigated by police over allegations that he sexually abused boys while a young priest.

Commissioner Graham Ashton, chief of police in the Australian state of Victoria, said today that charges could be laid against Cardinal Pell, 75.

Mr Ashton confirmed the police investigation after the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Wednesday broadcast the allegations against the cardinal, who was called to the Vatican in 2014 by Pope Francis to take charge of the Vatican’s finances.

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