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In a statement released on Thursday, the Pontiff said: 'The Holy See expresses its respect for the Australian justice system, which will have to decide the merits of the questions raised'.'At the same time it is important to recall Cardinal Pell has openly and repeatedly condemned, as immoral and intolerable, the acts of abuse against minors,' he said.
'He has co-operated in the past with Australian authorities — for example, in his deposition before the royal commission; he has supported the pontifical commission for the protection of minors; and finally, as a diocesan bishop in Australia, has introduced systems and procedures both for the protection of minors and to provide assistance to victims of abuse.' While Cardinal Pell has the support of Pope Francis, Vatican insiders are reportedly preparing to force him out of his high-profile role.
Pope Francis has offered his support to cardinal George Pell over sex offence charges that were laid on Thursday, as it's revealed he will not return to the Vatican.
Pope Francis offered his support for Cardinal Pell on Thursday but expressed his respect for the Australian judicial system.