Pope Francis granted the request for the vacation of the head of the Secretariat for economy Vatican George Pell accused Australia of sexual harassment, according to Reuters.
The statement of the press service of the Vatican stresses that it is not a dismissal, and a vacation that Pell uses in order to return to Australia and try to refute the charges against him.
Cardinal Pell denies the charges and says he intends to prove his innocence.
Australian cardinal and the Treasurer of the Vatican George Pell is accused of sexual harassment during the period when he served as Archbishop of Melbourne and Sydney
In June 2002 George Pell was accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a Catholic youth camp, it was about the episode in 1961, when Pell was a seminarian. The cardinal denied the allegations. The complaint was dismissed for lack of evidence.