George Pell to fight historical sexual offence charges in court today

Cardinal George Pell has arrived at court in Melbourne to fight historical sexual offence charges.

The 76-year-old is facing a four week committal hearing that will ultimately determine if he is to stand trial.

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has repeatedly denied the allegations made against him.


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Pell was charged by Victoria Police in June last year.

On Friday, prosecutors withdrew one of the charges during a hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

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