Pope aide Pell to stand trial on at least one sexual abuse charge: court

Melbourne (AFP) – Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell was committed to stand stand trial on at least one historical sexual offence charge in Australia Tuesday, but several others were thrown out.

Melbourne magistrate Belinda Wallington is part way through her ruling on whether there is enough evidence to send the top advisor to Pope Francis to trial on multiple historic sexual offence charges.

She said she was “satisfied” there was enough evidence for a jury to convict him on one charge, but struck out other alleged offences.

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