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Pope Francis appealed for renewed efforts to end the conflict in Syria in his Regina Caeli address (AP)

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René Brülhart, president of the Financial Information Authority at Vatican City (CNS)

Seventeen cases were passed on to Vatican prosecutors to investigate last year

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell believes the audit will 'resume shortly' (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Angelo Becciu, left (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo) (April 30, 2013)

The blocking of the PricewaterhouseCoopers audit puts the Pope’s legacy as a reformer in peril

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Fr Lombardi says the cardinal gave a ‘lucid’ picture of errors committed by the Church over clerical abuse

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Quirinale hotel in Rome after meeting members of the Australian group of clerical abuse victims (PA)

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

Phil Nagle arrives at the Quirinale hotel in Rome to hear Cardinal Pell's evidence (PA)

The cardinal met a group of survivors this morning after four days of questioning by an Australian royal commission

Cardinal George Pell arrives at last night's hearing (PA)

The cardinal said he he had heard rumours about Brother Ted Dowlan, but assumed they were being dealt with

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Quirinale hotel in Rome early this morning afer testifying to the royal commission (PA)

The cardinal told an Australian commission he had been ‘kept in the dark’ about the crimes of Gerald Ridsdale

Cardinal Pell after testifying to the commission (PA)

The cardinal gave evidence to royal commission via video link from Rome