Title: George Pell heckled outside Rome apartment ahead of possible Vatican meeting with Pope Francis
Half a world away from his home nation, where he was this year acquitted of child sex abuse allegations, Cardinal George Pell was heckled upon his return to Rome.
Pell dodged most questions directed at him after leaving the airport, but did say he feels it is “lovely to be back” in Rome.
The Cardinal was driven directly from the airport to his apartment, where he is now self-isolating.
At least one Melbourne woman was waiting to voice her dislike of him.
“We hate you, we hate you,” she was heard saying to Pell as he passed by.