Cardinal George Pell gave evidence to an Australian committee investigating allegations of abuse
One of the Pope's top advisers has said the Catholic Church "made enormous mistakes" in allowing thousands of children to be sexually abused by priests.
Cardinal George Pell testified via video link to an investigative committee in his native Australia.
Two dozen Australian abuse survivors travelled to Rome to see him give evidence.
Cardinal Pell spent four hours answering questions from Sydney yesterday.
He said thousands of children had been raped and molested over the centuries.