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A victim advocate holds a painting of Mary and Jesus outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne, 26 July 2017. Cardinal Pell, 76, Australia's most senior Catholic, was charged on 29 June 2017, with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offences. EPA/JOE CASTRO 

The former archbishop of Sydney  is alleged to have sexually abused children when he was a priest in Ballarat (1976-80) and when he was the archbishop of Melbourne (1996-2001).