Vatican City, Apr 7, 2020 / 04:15 am
The Vatican has welcomed the Australian High Court's decision to quash Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse conviction.
A statement from the Holy See press office, issued April 7, said: "The Holy See, which has always expressed confidence in the Australian judicial authority, welcomes the High Court's unanimous decision concerning Cardinal George Pell, acquitting him of the accusations of abuse of minors and overturning his sentence."
"Entrusting his case to the court's justice, Cardinal Pell has always maintained his innocence, and has waited for the truth to be ascertained."
"At the same time, the Holy See reaffirms its commitment to preventing and pursuing all cases of abuse against minors."