Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

Two car­di­nals al­legedly linked to sex­ual abuse have been dis­missed from Pope Fran­cis’s in­ner cir­cle.

Aus­tralian Car­di­nal George Pell and Chilean Car­di­nal Fran­cisco Javier Er­razuriz have been re­moved from the so-called C9 Coun­cil of Car­di­nals, the Vat­i­can said Wednes­day. Pell, 77, has taken a leave of ab­sence to fight claims of his­toric sex­ual mis­con­duct in Aus­tralia. Er­razuriz has been ac­cused of cov­er­ing up al­le­ga­tions against abu­sive pri­ests in Chile.

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