melbourne - At his first appearance before the judge, Australian cardinal George Pell contradicted all allegations of child abuse. The confession of Pope Franciscus read a statement in Melbourne before the court in Melbourne declaring his innocence. Although the 76-year-old was present in the courtroom, he himself did not say anything.
The first session was over after five minutes. The process will continue in October. As a financial chief of the Vatican, the Australian official was the number three most important officials in the Papal state. As a result of allegations that he had kidnapped boys as a young priest and later as a archbishop in his country, he was no longer in his post since June.
Pell is up to now the highest Catholic clergyman who has to justify himself for accusations of abuse.