The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Escorts abbotsford ok Sex Abuse is holding its second round of inquiries into child sex abuse that occurred in the city of Ballarat in Victoria state.
Cardinal Pell was a priest in Ballarat and lived in a seminary with a notorious balparat priest, Gerald Ridsdale, in the early s. Ridsdale committed more than offences against young boys while working as a chaplain at Ballarat's St Alipius school between the s and the s. Even though Cardinal Pell is not facing criminal charges, detractors have questioned the extent of his knowledge of child abuse, and say fooms could make his Vatican position untenable. He was also critical of the former bishop of the Ballarat Hookers Baton Rouge ar, Ronald Mulkearns, who allegedly moved paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale from parish to parish.
The cardinal said Bishop Mulkearns' actions were "a catastrophe for victims and the church". Abuse survivors have flown to Rome to face the cardinal, who was excused from returning to Sydney due to ill health. The hearing is expected to run at least three days and s on Tuesday Australian time.
Cardinal Pell and the Royal Commission Cardinal Pell, Australia's most senior Catholic, was appointed inaugural prefect of Holy See finances in the wake of scandals at the Vatican Bank He was ly Archbishop of Sydney and before that Archbishop of Melbourne He held positions in and around the Victorian city of Ballarat in the s and s The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse was set up inlargely in response to sex in hotel rooms in ballarat surrounding the Catholic Church Cardinal Pell has testified before the commission twice already over Horny mothers dating Pearland not related to Rooms The cardinal was excused from attending this round of the hearings due to a heart condition, but critics have accused him of avoiding victims A group of victims has flown to Rome to hear his testimony, which will be given from a hotel function room.
Cardinal Pell was excused from returning to Australia to testify at the royal commission into child sex abuse ij to ill health. Abuse survivors and their supporters have raised enough money to attend Cardinal Pell's testimony in Rome.
A room at the Hotel Quirinale will be the venue for next week's baklarat. The cardinal's testimony begins on Monday morning Australian time and is expected to run for three to four days.
It will be streamed live to the Royal Commission's hearing rooms in Sydney and Ballarat Town Hall, and will also be viewable online. Survivor Andrew Collins told Fairfax on Monday it would be an "arduous journey" to Rome, but said Cardinal Pell "should have to see people and look into eex eyes".