The CDF is a Vatican organization with the power to investigate allegations of sexual abuse with clerics. Earlier this year it was rejected by the clergy – & # 39; defrocked & # 39; – The American diocese Theodore McCarrick, who postpone his appointment as a previous chairman.
McCarrick was found guilty of a series of abusive abuses against young people and adults.
On Tuesday, the Vatican gave a larger statement, saying that it would "wait for the outcome of its appeal process, and remember that Cardinal Pell is a" maintains his innocent and has his right to defend himself until the final stage of the appeal. "
It is not clear how much the CDF will continue with the search before a Pell application is heard against its & # 39; judgment in Australia.
The Canon law is specially in its position; process for dealing with abusive allegations.
Their court will take statements from witnesses and victims, then submit to a long exchange of written arguments through a panel of judges. Old sex abuse issues against bishops have taken years, and both can claim and defend the decision.
This was not true by McCarrick: under some circumstances, the "summary" administration penalty process can leave many of the procedures to move faster to judgment.
In McCarrick's case, the court took over a month to consider it and the appeal's claim against their decision.
However, this expanded process will only be used when it is considered that the initial inspection evidence is so strong that no test is required.
The church law includes a & # 39; The CDF would be the "most grave" issues for the Pope itself to make a decision.
Vatican Speaker He also confirmed, as previously stated The Age and The Morning Herald Sydney, Cardinal Pell is now a Prime Minister of the Secretary for the Economy after he has finished on Sunday.
Nick Miller is a European writer for The Morning Herald Sydney and The Age