Pell lashes back after Church official's strong criticism

Cardinal George Pell in Rome last month. Source: AAP

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric has accused a senior Church official of making false and misleading claims about him and his response to child sexual abuse.

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric has accused a senior Church official of making false and misleading claims about him and his response to child sexual abuse.

Cardinal George Pell's remarks come in response to the Vatican's child-protection adviser declaring the Cardinal's position untenable

A victim of abuse himself, Peter Saunders now serves as the Catholic Church's Commissioner for the Protection of Children.

As Gareth Boreham reports, he has been scathing of Cardinal Pell's history in dealing with complaints against priests.

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