Pell calls for inquiry into 'maliciously timed' leak

George Pell gives evidence at the Royal Commission.
George Pell gives evidence at the Royal Commission.

CARDINAL George Pell has written to Acting Victorian Police Minister Robin Scott asking for an inquiry into a "maliciously timed" leak concerning a police investigation into abuse allegations.

A statement from Cardinal Pell's office said details of the allegations were published in the Herald Sun, and were "scandalous and utterly false".

Cardinal Pell has denied the allegations.

"The article published by the Herald Sun leads to the conclusion that this information must have come from Victoria Police or another agency working with it," the statement from Cardinal Pell's office said.

Cardinal Pell said the allegations had "never been put to me by police".

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