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Cardinal Returns to Australia to Face Sexual Assault Charges

posted on July 10, 2017

The Associated Press reports, “The most senior Vatican cleric to ever be charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal returned to Australia on Monday to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago.” Cardinal George Pell, a financial adviser to Pope Francis, is set to appear in court on July 26. Pell denied the allegations after he was charged last month, saying, “The whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me.”

Read at The Associated Press