The Cardinal Pell Saga Continues

The High Court announced today that they would hear the appeal of George Pell on five child sex abuse charges that he was found guilty of last year. This decision is somewhat unexpected due to the High Court more often than not rejecting appeal submissions. This is now the last legal avenue for George Pell…

The Last Chance for Cardinal Pell

Four days ago, Cardinal Pell’s appeal was dismissed 2-1 by Court of Appeal judges Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. In the Australian legal system, the last option of appeal is through the High Court of Australia. Today, it was announced that George Pell would take his case to the High Court. During his…

George Pell Appeal Dismissed

Cardinal George Pell’s appeal has been dismissed 2-1 by the Court of Appeal judges, Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. Pell, a high profile Catholic, appealed against convictions on five charges of sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s when he was the archbishop of Melbourne. He has already spent more than 170 days…