Fear of scandal prompted the cover-up of child sex abuse allegations within the Catholic Church, Australia's top-ranking Cardinal George Pell admitted Monday.
Cardinal George Pell, answers questions during a press conference in Sydney, on November 13, 2012. Fear of scandal prompted the cover-up of child sex abuse allegations within the Catholic Church, Pell admitted on Monday.
Pell, speaking at an inquiry by Victoria's parliament into child sex abuse in the state, denied being personally involved in the cover-up of paedophile priests, but said it was clear it happened.
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