Pell had evidence to act on paedophile priest, inquiry told

The Courier

Ballarat’s Cardinal George Pell had sufficient evidence to act on the behaviour of paedophile priest but failed to do so, a royal commission into child sexual abuse has been told.

The child sex abuse royal commission has been told to reject evidence from Cardinal Pell regarding disgraced Catholic priest Peter Searson.

In late February and early March Cardinal Pell gave evidence before a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse over four days via video-link in Rome.

In his third day of evidence he accused the school administrators and the Archbishop of deceiving him about Searson.

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