May 7, 2020
Cardinal George Pell knew of child sexual abuse by priests in Australia as early as the 1970s but failed to take action, a landmark inquiry found.
The findings on Cardinal Pell – an ex-Vatican treasurer – come from Australia’s royal commission into child sexual abuse, which ended in 2017.
Details were only revealed on Thursday. A court had previously redacted the report because the cleric was facing child abuse charges at the time.
The cardinal has denied the findings.
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