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Pell Now Faces a Vatican Inquiry Into Child Abuse Allegations

How much more persecution will this man have to endure?

Cardinal George Pell now faces a Church inquiry into allegations of sexually assaulting children, even though the High Court of Australia dramatically quashed his earlier convictions.

Following the cardinal’s conviction by a jury, which became public in February 2019, the Vatican opened a case against the Australian prelate pending the final appeal.

Now that the civil process is finished it opens the way for the canonical process to start in Rome. Church sources have said this would include taking the testimony from the cardinal’s other accusers with two more going public recently.

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