Cardinal George Pell
Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell to face Royal Commission from Rome

CARDINAL George Pell has been excused from giving evidence in person to the Royal Commission into Institutionalised child abuse.

Cardinal Pell will appear before the inquiry by video link from Rome to give evidence on church abuse in Ballarat.

The Chair of the Commission, Justice Peter McClellan, accepted a medical report that 74-year-old Cardinal Pell was too ill to fly to Australia without risking a heart attack.

-ABC News