Australian Cardinal George Pell Dies At Age 81

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At a glance

  • Pell’s lawyer said the police operation set up in 2013 failed to find any accuser until a year later, and when police did identify accusers, they failed to follow normal procedures in seeking corroboration for their allegations.
  • Prior to his convictions, Pell was known for setting up one of the first commissions for investigating clerical sexual abuse, along with reforming the main seminary of Australia during his time as Archbishop of Melbourne.
  • Cardinal Pell was residing near the Vatican, a close friend to the late Pope Benedict XVI, as seen in this lengthy interview, given just a week ago.

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