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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