The man in charge of the Vatican’s finances is to face sex abuse charges in Australia.
Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic Church official to be charged with such offences, which relate to his time as a priest and bishop in Australia.
Following a month-long pre-trial hearing, magistrate Belinda Wallington ruled that some of the historical allegations against the 76-year-old should be tested in court.
Cardinal Pell has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He will next appear in court on Wednesday in Melbourne. He is facing at least one charge after being accused of sexually abusing multiple victims decades ago.
The prosecution alleged during the pre-trial hearing that Cardinal Pell’s offences took place at a…
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