George Pell says he has Pope's full support

Cardinal George Pell has declared he has the Pope's "full support", as he prepares for a second day of testimony in front of the child abuse royal commission.

Australia's highest-ranking Catholic arrived at Rome's Hotel Quirinale this morning ahead of another session giving video evidence to the commission on what he knew about abuse committed by Catholic priests.   

The cardinal met Pope Francis yesterday, after his first four-hour session of giving evidence.

"I have the full support of the Pope," he told reporters outside the hotel.

Cardinal Pell's office said the regularly scheduled meeting was in regard to his work as head of the Vatican Treasury.

Cardinal Pell was listed on official Vatican records as the Pope's last visitor for the morning before he left for lunch.

It has not been confirmed if the subject of his royal commission testimony was raised in conversation.

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