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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cardinal George Pell to fight the charges

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Cardinal George Pell, one of the pope’s top advisers, above, is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia after becoming the highest-ranking Roman Catholic prelate to be formally charged with sexual offenses.
The still-unspecified charges followed years of criticism that he had at best overlooked, and at worst covered up, the widespread abuse of children by clergymen in Australia.
Cardinal Pell has vowed to fight the charges, calling them false and the result of a “relentless character assassination.”

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