Cardinal Pell in 2014
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Cardinal Pell gives evidence at Australian child abuse inquiry

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has said the Catholic Church has made "enormous mistakes" in dealing with claims of sexual abuse.

He is giving evidence from Rome via video link to an Australian inquiry into child sex abuse.

The church in Australia had already accepted there have been hundreds of cases of abuse by paedophile priests over more than 80 years.

Cardinal Pell denies any wrongdoing.

Jon Donnison reports.

  • 29 Feb 2016
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