Australia was accused of sexual harassment to the head of the Secretariat of the Vatican on economic matters, cardinal George Pell.. This was stated at a press conference in Melbourne the press Secretary of the Victoria police as Shane Patton (Shane Patton), reports Reuters.
Allegations in several points of claim, each of which relates to offences of a sexual nature, the Agency said. 76-year-old Pell should stand trial on 18 July. Other details not specified.
In a press-service of the Vatican and the Australian Catholic Church has not yet commented on the incident.
Police have launched an investigation against Pella in July of last year. Law enforcement said that the priest involved in the sexual abuse of a minor. In 2015 he was charged with concealing crimes of pedophiles. The cardinal also got in sight of the police in the 1970s-1990s.
Pell lived in Australia from 2001 to 2014, and then moved to the Vatican.