Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Australian Court Convicts Cardinal Pell On Child Sex Abuse Charges

With the lifting today of a gag order that had been imposed by Australian courts,  NPR reports on the conviction last December of Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell on five counts of historical child sexual offenses dating back decades.  Pell, now 77, once served as Archbishop in Melbourne. Pell had been a top advisor on the Vatican's budget to Pope Francis. He was removed from the College of Cardinals last October. Pell will be sentenced tomorrow. (Reports had surfaced outside of Australia last December of the conviction.)  [Thanks to Steven H. Sholk for the lead.]