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Fr Virgilio Elizondo co-founded what is today the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)

Fr Virgilio Elizondo, professor at the University of Notre Dame, was found dead in his home

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

Tom McCarthy, Rachel McAdams and other members of Spotlight's cast and production team celebrate after accepting the award for best picture at the Oscars (AP)

The producer of Spotlight, which chronicles The Boston Globe’s investigation into the cover-up of clerical abuse, spoke out after the film won best picture at Sunday’s ceremony

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

A statement says the ‘spurious claims’ are designed to ‘do maximum damage to the cardinal and the Catholic Church’

Pope Francis shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in February (AP)

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