Australian police charge Vatican Treasurer Cardinal Pell over historical sexual assaults

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June 29, 2017 03:41
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Australian police said on Thursday they have charged the Vatican's treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, with multiple sexual assault offenses.

"Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offenses," Victoria state police deputy commissioner Shane Patton told a news conference in Melbourne.

"There are multiple complainants relating to those charges," he said. Pell was charged by summons to appear before a Melbourne court on July 18, Patton said.


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