Cardinal George Pell gives evidence to Royal Commission about abuse in Ballarat

Cardinal George Pell gives evidence to Royal Commission about abuse in Ballarat

Australia’s most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has told an inquiry he cannot recall being told by parents of abuse that was occurring by priests in Ballarat.

Cardinal Pell has this morning begun giving crucial evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.

He is being questioned this week over his time in Ballarat in regional Victoria and Melbourne, where he presided over the Catholic Church while abuse was occurring.

Cardinal Pell told the Commission he cannot remember any claims of abuse while presiding over a primary school where four paedophiles were working.

Listen to the first part of his testimony here.

 

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