Chief Judge Peter Kidd has sentenced Australian Cardinal George Pell to six years in prison, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months, for the sexual abuse of two boys at St Patrick’s Cathedral in the 1990s.

George Pell, 77, is the most high-profile Vatican official yet to be convicted of child sex abuse.

The Australian Cardinal was found guilty of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the late 1990s when he was Archbishop of Melbourne and publicly leading the Australian Catholic Church’s response to the decades-long child abuse scandal.

Information form the Guardian was used in this report.


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