Former Vatican treasurer faces sentencing for abusing two choir boys

Former Vatican treasurer faces sentencing for abusing two choir boys

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will be sentenced on Wednesday after his conviction for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s. In a rare move, the sentencing will be broadcast live on television. A jury unanimously convicted the 77 year-old in December, however the verdict was only made public on February 26.

Timothy
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I feel conflicted about this case. This man shared a room with one of the worst child sex abusers in the Church, Gerald Ridsdale for years, and stood beside him in court. I see there being no way in hell that Pell didn't know what was going on. Being complicit in these acts is almost as evil as perpetrating them. Also this is a man who founded the Melbourne Responce, an organisation dedicated to paying hush money to victims. But at the same time I find the details of the case against Pell to be sketchy. No physical evidence, seems to be one man's word against another as I understand it. I don't believe he's been proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt, though I do want an example to be made of him

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