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No date is set for the appeal hearing, but it is not expected before 2020
(UPDATED) It is the final avenue of appeal for George Pell – who is serving a 6-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s – to get out of jail and clear his name
Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli says while he accepted the testimony of the victim that convicted Pell, he believes his colleague was the victim of mistaken identity. He did not offer any evidence to support the claim.
Following the ruling, Pell – who will be eligible for parole in 3 years and 8 months – maintains his innocence. He is now considering a second and final appeal.
Australian Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican number 3, is appealing against his conviction on 5 counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s,
(UPDATED) The judges can decide to reject the appeal, order a retrial, or acquit Pell, the Catholic Church's most senior convicted child molester. There is no indication of when their ruling would be handed down.
Cardinal George Pell arrives in court under heavy guard for the start of his appeal against his conviction for sex abuse
The judge says during the sentencing: You 'may not live to be released from prison,' accusing Pell of 'appalling offending' and a 'brazen and forceful sexual attack on the two victims'
Catholic clergyman George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97
Local media reports one alleged victim of Cardinal George Pell was upset the criminal case was dropped and planned to take civil action
The investigation could result in a canonical trial and George Pell's eventual expulsion from the priesthood
Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisers, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes
(UPDATED) There is no immediate reaction from the Vatican, but George Pell maintains his innocence
(UPDATED) 'Not guilty,' the top aide to Pope Francis says loudly and without hesitation when asked his plea, a stance he has taken since first being charged last year
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, who denies all the claims, faces a crucial 4-week hearing starting in Melbourne on Monday, March 5, to determine if he stands trial
In total, more than 4,000 institutions are accused of abuse, with many of them Catholic-managed facilities
(UPDATED) The exact details and nature of the allegations against Cardinal George Pell have not been made public, other than they involve 'multiple complainants'
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell a top advisor to Pope Francis denies all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance in an Australian court
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to face a Melbourne court on July 26 for a preliminary hearing on multiple sexual assault charges related to offenses allegedly committed decades ago
The George Pell I know is a man of integrity in his dealings with others a man of faith and high ideals a thoroughly decent man says Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher
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Cardinal George Pell says he has been a victim of relentless character assassination and vows to clear his name and return to work in Rome
UPDATED Cardinal George Pell the Vatican s finance chief and the highest ranking Catholic cleric to face such charges had been interviewed in Rome by Australian police last October over the allegations
Cardinal Pell is accused of groping two boys – now in their 40s – in a pool in Ballarat Australia where the cleric grew up and worked
Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims authorities say
UPDATED Australian police say they are investigating child abuse complaints against Vatican finance chief George Pell with a decision on whether to press charges yet to be made
Cardinal George Pell says resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt and maintains he was deceived by senior clergy
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell says it was a disastrous coincidence that 5 pedophile priests preyed on children in the Australian town where he was based
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell tells an inquiry that abuse claims against Australia s most notorious pedophile priest were not of much interest to him
UPDATED Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell admits the Church made grave errors and is now trying to remedy those
Cardinal George has always denied knowing of any child abuse occurring in Ballarat including by Gerald Ridsdale who preyed on dozens of children over two decades
An Australian inquiry into child sex abuse agrees that victims could be present when Cardinal George Pell gives evidence from Rome
Vatican finance chief George Pell is embroiled in a child abuse inquiry in his homeland
Cardinal George Pell speaks out as abuse survivors demand he return to Australia to give evidence to a royal commission on the allegations
The Pope earlier appointed Australian cardinal George Pell the head of the newly created Secretariat for the Economy
Pope Francis sets up a new finance ministry to oversee the Vatican s economic and administrative affairs
Archbishop Cardinal George Pell fronted a Victorian state government inquiry into the criminal abuse of children admitting to cover ups by a predecessor
Australia s most senior Catholic cleric said better discipline was needed in the church
Australia s most senior Catholic cleric apologized to those who suffered at the hands of priests and religious teachers