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Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office, Vatican city on June 29, 2017 after being charged with historical child sex offences in a case that has rocked the church.
Cardinal Pell says on June 29 that he will return to Australia to face sex abuse charges. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI        (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office, Vatican city on June 29, 2017 after being charged with historical child sex offences in a case that has rocked the church.
Cardinal Pell says on June 29 that he will return to Australia to face sex abuse charges. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI        (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cardinal George Pell, a senior adviser to Pope Francis and the third-ranking official in the Holy See, is taking leave from the Vatican to fight historical sexual assault charges in his home country of Australia.

Hear Pell's response to sex assault charges

Cardinal George Pell, a senior adviser to Pope Francis and the third-ranking official in the Holy See, is taking leave from the Vatican to fight historical sexual assault charges in his home country of Australia.