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Australian cardinal blames inquiry for sex allegations<
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Lawyers for the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges have told an Australian court that the allegations stemmed from publicity surrounding a national inquiry into child abuse three years ago.
Cardinal George Pell was charged last year with offenses involving multiple complainants in his native Australia. The exact details and nature of the charges have not been disclosed to the p ...