Vatican confirms Pell can retain senior role in church hierarchy


May 2, 2018

By Steve Cannane

The Vatican has stated that Cardinal George Pell will not be forced to quit his role in the church hierarchy, following the decision he would stand trial on multiple historical sexual offences.

Pope Francis has said he would not comment on the case until it was over.

The 76-year old is pleading not guilty to the charges and strenuously denies all allegations.

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