By Deborah Castellano Lubov

Pope Francis has met with Cardinal George Pell.

The Holy Father received the former Prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy this morning, Oct. 12, 2020, according to a Holy See Press Office bulletin.

This marks the first time the Pope met the Australian prelate since Cardinal Pell was tried, convicted, and eventually entirely cleared, after a long stay in prison, by the Australian courts, of abuse charges.

ZENIT’s Senior Vatican Correspondent, Deborah Lubov, and Vatican Insider Correspondent, Salvatore Cernuzio, were able to briefly greet Cardinal Pell at around 11:55 Rome time, after the audience.

Asking how the encounter with the Holy Father had gone, His Eminence responded: molto bene (very well).

The Holy See Press Office did not issue a statement about the encounter.

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