Pell says Church made enormous mistakes

Cardinal gives testimony from Rome to Australian commission

(ANSA) - Rome, February 29 - Vatican Secretariat for the Economy,George Pell testified late on Sunday to the Australian commission investigating sex abuse of minors and admitted the Church had committed "enormous mistakes" with regards to the abuse.
    Speaking via video link from a Roman hotel, Pell said the Church had "disappointed the faithful" and "caused serious damage" but that it is "working to remedy" the mistakes.
    The commission is investigating cases of abuse that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, when Pell was a priest in the Ballarat diocese where abuse occurred.
    Pell himself is not under investigation and has denied knowing about the abuse.