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  • Cardinal George Pell to Be Freed as High Court Overturns Sex Abuse Conviction

    04/06/2020 5:41:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon April 6, 2020 | Hilary Whiteman
    Cardinal George Pell will be immediately freed from prison after Australia's High Court unanimously overturned his conviction on five counts of historical child sex abuse. The momentous decision, handed down Tuesday by Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, ends a five-year legal battle that started when a man in his 30s approached police alleging Pell had abused him as a child in the mid-1990s. At the time, Pell was Vatican Treasurer and the highest ranking Catholic official to ever be publicly accused of child sex offenses. Pell strenuously denied the charges, which he dismissed in a 2016 police interview as a "product...