Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Catholic Cardinal Sentenced in Australia For Sexual Offenses

A Catholic, Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of sexual offences in Australia. 

Pell was accused of abusing two choir boys in the rooms of a Melbourne cathedral in 1996, a jury found but he had pleaded not guilty.

The verdict had been handed down in December, but it could not be reported until now due to legal reasons.

As Vatican treasurer, the 77-year-old cardinal is one of the Church's most powerful officials.

His trial was heard twice last year because a first jury failed to reach a verdict. The second jury has now convicted him of five charges.

Cardina George Pell face sentenced on Wednesday and that makes him the highest-ranking Catholic figure to receive such a conviction.

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