Cardinal Pell has, over the years, made himself a thorn in the side of progressives in the Vatican who want to mangle Holy Mother Church into a macabre farce. He's done this merely by speaking the truth. Recall how during the October 2014 meeting he forcefully rebuked those trying to manipulate that meeting and made mention of the cabal inside the Vatican. He stated why Laudato Si cannot be taken as Church teaching.
The undermining of Pell's work in the Roman Curia was already underway in 2016. Back in 2015 I opined that soon Cardinal Pell (and others) would feel long knives being plunged into his back. I didn't realize that opinion would actually be a fairly accurate prediction, at least for Cardinal Pell (although the others could be targeted in the future).
The internet is now abuzz with news that allegations have arisen regarding "sexual molestation" committed by Pell on some boys. These incidents are alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. Ladies and gentlemen, we can do the arithmetic. That's forty years ago. What has prompted these alleged victims to come forward after all that time? They remain anonymous, of course, preventing any real investigation into their credibility (or lack thereof). Cardinal Pell is headed back to Australia to deal with the charges. The reform work in which he was engaged will be supervised by (scroll to the very bottom of this link!) Cardinal Marx. Yes this one! This whole thing stinks of a frame job!
So who's next on the Vatican Mafioso Hit List? Bishop Schneider? Bishop Paprocki? Cardinal Sarah? Pray your Rosaries for Holy Mother Church.