Shockwaves through the church today after Cardinal George Pell becomes the highest ranking Vatican official ever to be charged with sexual abuse.
One of the Pope’s closest advisors, Cardinal Pell, is considered to be the third highest ranking official at the Holy See. Pell’s career has been dogged by claims that he covered up child sexual abuse by other priests.
In one case, Pell is accused of moving one pedofile priest from parish to parish instead of reporting him. Later, claims surfaced that Pell, himself, was an abuser; claims he has always strongly denied.