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.

 

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 1402 posts

Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

National

Bali Nine pair’s appeal rejected

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been denied a final appeal against their execution.

National 0 Comments

Asbestos exposure could be hard to prove: Lawyer

An asbestos litigation lawyer says it’s far too early for talk of claims regarding asbestos exposure caused during the NBN rollout.

National

Clinton says AIDS-free world is possible

Former US President Bill Clinton has told a conference in Melbourne an AIDS-free generation is within reach.

National 0 Comments

33 homes destroyed by fire in NSW

The number of homes destroyed by a bushfire in Northern NSW has risen to 33.