George Pell slams 'unjust' Senate call for him to assist with sexual abuse police inquiry

George Pell slams 'unjust' Senate call for him to assist with sexual abuse police inquiry

By AAP, March 20, 2017, 9News.com.au

Cardinal George Pell has come out swinging against a Senate call for him to return to Australia to assist with police investigations.

A Greens Party motion, agreed to by the upper house in February, called on the senior ranking Catholic clergyman to return to Australia to face allegations of misconduct. 

"The use of parliamentary privilege to attack me on this basis is both extraordinary and unjust," Cardinal Pell wrote in a letter tabled in Parliament today.

"Given that the investigation is ongoing, any calls from the Senate for my return to Australia can only be perceived a  . . . 

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