Resignation would be admission of guilt: Cardinal Pell

CARDINAL George Pell says he will not be resigning over the Catholic Church's child abuse scandal.

After four days testifying before the child abuse royal commission via video link from Rome, Cardinal Pell said leaving his position at the Vatican "would be an admission of guilt".

Australia's most senior Catholic made the comments on Sky News while speaking with conservative commentator Andrew Bolt, who was granted an exclusive interview.

Cardinal Pell said he wanted to come back to Australia one day, having been unable to return to testify in person at the royal commission due to a heart condition.

"I hope to get back to Australia - that'll depend on my health and I might even go back in stages," he said.

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