Pell seeks legal advice after Vatican official slams ‘mockery’ of abuse victims / The Guardian

George Pell has threatened legal action after a member of the Vatican’s commission for the protection of children accused him of ‘making a mockery’ of child sexual abuse victims.

“Peter Saunders, himself a victim of child sexual abuse, said Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic cardinal, had an “almost sociopathic” disregard for victims of child sexual abuse through his repeated denial of any knowledge of abuse within the church.

‘But a statement issued on Pell’s behalf on Monday said: ‘The false and misleading claims made against His Eminence are outrageous. The cardinal is left no alternative but to consult with his legal advisers.’”

By Melissa Davey, The Guardian — Click here to read the rest of this story. Also, “Pope Francis’ finance chief promises to appear at Australian child abuse inquiry,” by Bonnie Malkin, The Telegraph

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