Australia’s most senior Catholic faces multiple charges. Follow all the developments live …

The Archdiocese of Melbourne has issued a short statement. It simply says:

The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart has declined to make any comment in relation to the decision of the magistrate Belinda Wallington to commit Cardinal Pell to face trial in the county court.

Archbishop Hart expressed his confidence in the judicial system in Australia and said that justice must now take its course.

#BREAKING: The Archdioceses of Melbourne have made an official statement following the decision that George Pell will face trial for historic sex offences. #9News


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The magistrate is still delivering her decision.

But my colleague Melissa Davey says the magistrate has indicated that Pell will face trial on multiple charges, from separate complainants.

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