Cardinal George Pell (Allegedly)

The third most powerful Catholic on the planet, Australian Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with historical sexual assault offences by Victoria Police.

Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

He is the most senior Catholic to face criminal charges.

There's a lot that can be said about Cardinal Pell. The most revealing words are spoken by the man himself. When facing questioning about the horrific instances of child rape happening in Ballarat when he worked in the area, Pell told the Royal Commission, “It was a sad story and of not much interest to me.”

Read this article by David Marr if you want to understand this man's mind.