Australian Cardinal Didn't Quickly Act on Pedophile Claim

March 2, 2016 11:54 PM

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A senior Vatican official has told an Australian sex abuse inquiry that he did not immediately act when a boy raised abuse allegations against a cleric in the 1970s and should have done more.

Australian Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' top financial adviser, gave evidence on Thursday for a fourth day to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from a Rome hotel a short distance from the Vatican.

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