Pope’s top advisor says "callous" Cardinal Pell should step down

Pope’s top advisor says "callous" Cardinal Pell should step down

1:34am June 1, 2015, 9News.com.au

A top advisor to the Pope has slammed Cardinal George Pell, saying Australia’s most senior Catholic should step down from his position at the Vatican.

Peter Saunders, who was hand-picked by Pope Francis six months ago to work as the Catholic Church’s commissioner for the protection of children, said Cardinal Pell’s position was “untenable”.

Speaking to 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown, Mr Saunders said the cardinal’s repeated denials concerning his alleged knowledge of the occurrence of child abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests in Victoria were “cold” and “callous”.

"I personally think that his position is untenable. Because he has now a catalogue of denials – he has a catalogue of  . . .

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