Australian court orders Vatican Treasurer Pell to stand trial

Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell is surrounded by Australian police as he leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Dadswell

MELBOURNE – Vatican Treasurer George Pell must face trial on charges of historical sexual offences, an Australian court ruled on Tuesday, making him the most senior Catholic official to be tried on such allegations. He pleaded not guilty. Magistrate Belinda Wallington handed down her decision that Pell’s case will proceed to trial in a Melbourne […]

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