Cardinal Pell interviewed by Victorian police in Rome

Cardinal Pell

A spokesperson for Cardinal George Pell has confirmed that he has been voluntarily interviewed by Victoria Police in Rome, the Cardinal said in a statement yesterday.

The statement said: "The Cardinal repeats his previous rejection of all and every allegation of sexual abuse and will continue to co-operate with Victoria Police until the investigation is finalised.

"The Cardinal has no further comment at this time."

The ABC reports: In a statement, Victoria Police confirmed that "three members of Victoria Police travelled to Rome last week where Cardinal George Pell voluntarily participated in an interview regarding allegations of sexual assault.

"As a result of the interview further investigations are continuing. We are not prepared to comment further at this time," the statement said.

STATEMENT IN FULL

Statement from Cardinal Pell

COVERAGE

George Pell voluntarily interviewed by Victoria Police in Rome (ABC)

George Pell interviewed over sexual assault allegations (The Age)

Cardinal George Pell interviewed by Victoria Police in Rome over sexual assault allegations (Nine News)

Australian police question Cardinal Pell in Rome (CNS)

Australian police fly to Rome to question Cardinal over sexual assault allegations (The Tablet)

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