Vatican to open its own investigation into Cardinal George Pell


February 27, 2019

The Vatican says that its doctrinal department will open its own investigation into accusations against Cardinal George Pell.

Pell, a former top Vatican official, is tonight spending his first night behind bars after he was remanded in custody pending sentencing for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne two decades ago.

He has proclaimed his innocence and will appeal the verdict.

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