Pope demotes two cardinals over sexual abuse scandals

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Cardinal Pell faces trial in Australia on intercourse abuse fees

Two cardinals dealing with allegations connected to sexual abuse had been got rid of from Pope Francis’s inside circle, the Vatican stated.

Australia’s George Pell and Chile’s Francisco Javier Errazuriz will now not take a seat at the Council of Cardinals, arrange through the pope as a world recommendation frame.

The pair have been absent from the closing assembly of the crowd in September.

A spokesperson stated the Pope wrote to them each in October to thank them.

Cardinal Pell, who stays the Vatican treasurer, faces trial on sexual abuse fees in Australia – accusations the cardinal strenuously denies.

His Chilean colleague, Francisco Javier Errazuriz, faces accusations that he lined up alleged kid abuse whilst serving as Archbishop of Santiago, claims he additionally denies.

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Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya has additionally left the crowd, spokesman Greg Burke stated. The 79-year-old lately retired from his position as archbishop of Kinshasa, and has now not been implicated in any scandals.

The crowd, referred to as C9, has no plan to in an instant fill its 3 empty seats, Mr Burke reportedly stated.

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