Top Cardinals Embroiled In Sexual Abuse Scandal No Longer On Papal Council

Javier Errázuriz had been accused of ignoring sexual abuse in Chile. George Pell has reportedly been found guilty of sexually assaulting children in Australia.
Cardinal George Pell leaves the Melbourne Magistrates' Court in Australia on May 1. Source: Michael Dodge

The Vatican announced Wednesday that two cardinals have been let go from a papal council, the day after one of them was reportedly convicted of sexual abuse by an Australian court.

George Pell and Javier Errázuriz both served on the Council by a Chilean priest. news outlets have reported a Pell guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting children in the 1990s, although Australian officials have put a gag order on the trial.

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