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Cardinal Pell has consulted lawyers over the allegations   (CNS)

Abuse survivor Peter Saunders strongly criticised the cardinal in an Australian television programme

Pope Francis is pictured during yesterday's Angelus address (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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

The appointment of an independent auditor is a key part of Vatican financial reform (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Dutch-born, London-educated Libero Milone was chairman of Deloitte Italy

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, celebrates Mass in Sydney (Photo: CNS)

In a letter of support they say the cardinal is ‘committed to the truth and to helping those who have been hurt’

Lord Patten foresees ‘opposition and resistance’ to his blueprint for reform (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

Peter Saunders is one of 17 members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors says it ‘has no jurisdiction to comment on individual cases or inquiries’

The row is, above all, a challenge for Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring

The dispute between two men with vitally important tasks at the Vatican is deeply troubling

Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (Photo: CNS)

Spokesman for Vatican finance czar rejects ‘false and misleading claims’ in Australian news programme

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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