Car­di­nal Pell’s ap­peal will be de­cided by a court next week

Fiji Sun - - Aust/nz News - Mel­bourne:

Car­di­nal George Pell could be re­leased from cus­tody next week if his ap­peal against his child sex abuse con­vic­tions is suc­cess­ful.

The Victorian Court of Ap­peal will rule on whether to over­turn Pell’s con­vic­tions for sex­u­ally abus­ing two choir­boys when he was arch­bishop of Mel­bourne in the 1990s.

It was an­nounced yes­ter­day that judg­ment will be handed down on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 21. A jury found Pell guilty last De­cem­ber of sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion of a child un­der 16 and four counts of com­mit­ting an in­de­cent act with a child, mak­ing him the high­est ranked Catholic cleric ever con­victed of child sex abuse. Three judges have scru­ti­nised the case and will take their seats be­hind the bench to an­nounce their de­ci­sion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.