Australian Chief judge Peter Kidd sentences former Bishop of Sydney and Vatican insider Cardinal George Pell to six years in prison, for the sexual abuse of two boys in the 1990s.
Pell was convicted last month on five charges of child sexual assault, following a committal hearing, a mistrial and a trial. He has lodged an appeal, which will be heard in June.
Pell, who was until recently the third most powerful Catholic in the world, will serve a minimum of at least three years and eight months in prison.
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BREAKING @TheNewDailyAu Strong and heart rending statement from the surviving choirboy after the sentencing. Hits back at criticism over his evidence. Also says he’s “doing my best to hold myself and my family together.” pic.twitter.com/cwCPjyk26Q
— Lucie Morris-Marr (@luciemorrismarr) March 13, 2019