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Senate calls on Cardinal Pell to return to Australia

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 8 Feb 2017

A Greens motion calling on Cardinal George Pell to return to Australia to assist Victorian police in investigating his alleged criminal conduct has been supported by the Senate.

“The evidence to the Royal Commission on child sex abuse has been harrowing and showed a systemic problem far worse than many could imagine. My thoughts are with the survivors and their families who were brave enough to testify and are now trying to process the evidence that has rocked the nation.

“We know that the Victorian police now have allegations of criminal misconduct against Cardinal Pell. It is time he came back to Australia to assist with investigations on this matter.

“Cardinal Pell has done a very good job at avoiding a return to Australia. I urge the Cardinal to consider the view of the Senate and return to Australia as soon as possible”.

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