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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  Cardinal George Pell walks through a police guard at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on May 1, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Cardinal Pell was charged on summons by Victoria Police on 29 June 2017 over multiple allegations of sexual assault. Cardinal Pell is Australia's highest ranking Catholic and the third most senior Catholic at the Vatican, where he was responsible for the church's finances. Cardinal Pell has leave from his Vatican position while he defends the charges.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  Cardinal George Pell walks through a police guard at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on May 1, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Cardinal Pell was charged on summons by Victoria Police on 29 June 2017 over multiple allegations of sexual assault. Cardinal Pell is Australia's highest ranking Catholic and the third most senior Catholic at the Vatican, where he was responsible for the church's finances. Cardinal Pell has leave from his Vatican position while he defends the charges.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

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Cardinal Pell facing historic sex abuse charges

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will stand trial on multiple counts of historical sexual abuse, the most senior figure in the Holy See to face criminal charges for alleged assault.

Cardinal Pell facing historic sex abuse charges

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will stand trial on multiple counts of historical sexual abuse, the most senior figure in the Holy See to face criminal charges for alleged assault.