Aus top court frees cardinal convicted of paedophilia

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Aus top court frees cardinal convicted of paedophilia

Apr 07, 2020 13:06 IST

Australia's high court has acquitted a top cardinal, who was convicted by a jury of child sex abuse. Cardinal George Pell was released from prison on Tuesday bringing to an abrupt end the most high-profile paedophilia case faced by the Catholic Church. The 78-year-old cardinal was convicted in 2018 of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s. Pell, who had all along claimed innocence, said that a "serious injustice" had been remedied by the decision.

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