Cardinal Pell facing charges: the official statements

It was revealed today that Victoria Police will charge Cardinal George Pell with historical sexual assault offences.  After this was reported by certain media outlets this morning, Victoria police's deputy commissioner Shane Patton held a press conference:

Following the announcement, Cardinal Pell issued a statement:

He then held a media conference at the Holy See Press Office:

A copy of his statement can be found here.

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, also provided a written statement to the media.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher then released the following statement:

Other statements also came from Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Vice-President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Archbishop Julian Porteous, Archbishop of Hobart.

Catholic Talk will keep updating you as the matter progresses.

Monica Doumit, catholicTalk editor

Thursday, 29 June 2017 07:52 Written by 
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