‘Cardinal George Pell has vehemently rejected allegations he sexually abused minors and called for an inquiry into what he claims is a Victoria Police media leak that he has been under investigation for more than a year.

The Herald Sun claims Victoria Police Sano taskforce has a collection of documents alleging Cardinal Pell committed “multiple offences” while he was a priest in Ballarat and also the Archbishop of Melbourne.

A statement issued from Cardinal Pell’s office states “the allegations are without foundation and utterly false”.

Victoria Police say they are investigating a number of historical sexual abuse accusations and are looking at evidence given to the Royal Commission.’

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