Cardinal Pell Arrives In Australia To Face Abuse Charges

Cardinal Pell Arrives In Australia To Face Abuse Charges

A video obtained by 9News shows the 76-year-old looking relaxed in casual attire as he sits with a friend outside an ice cream shop in the island state.

The cardinal, a top adviser to Pope Francis, has taken a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial chief to fight the charges.

He has been ordered to face a Melbourne court on July 26 for a preliminary hearing on multiple sexual assault charges related to offences allegedly committed decades ago, when he was a senior cleric in Australia.

Pell, unofficially considered the number three in the Vatican hierarchy, said from Rome after being charged late last month that he was "looking forward finally to having my day in court". He added that "The whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me".

"News of these charges strengthens my resolve".

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Last week, it was reported that several Australian Catholics had set-up a fund to pay for the cardinal's legal fees after the Diocese of Sydney said that it would only pay for his accommodation and living costs.

Cardinal George Pell has returned to Australia after being charged with historical sex offences. "At the same time, it's important to recall that Cardinal Pell has openly and repeatedly condemned as immoral and intolerable the acts of abuse against minors". Authorities only said there were multiple charges and "multiple complainants".

Church sexual abuse broke into the open in 2002 when it was discovered that USA bishops in the Boston area moved abusers from parish to parish instead of defrocking them. He took the Vatican role in 2014.

Police have said the accusations relate to alleged "historical" incidents.

The commission has previously said that from 1980 to 2015, more than 4,000 Australians made allegations of child sexual abuse involving Catholic institutions, and that 7 percent of Catholic priests were accused of sexually abusing children from 1950 to 2010.

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