Australia Pell to learn fate in High Court appeal
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Disgraced cardinal George Pell is due to learn whether he can appeal his child sexual abuse conviction in the High Court.
The court will announce its decision on whether to grant Pell leave to appeal at 9.30am on Wednesday in Canberra.
Pell, 78, was found guilty by a jury of the rape of a 13-year-old choirboy and sexual assault of another at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne in 1996, but he has always denied any wrongdoing.
If the leave is granted, the jailed cardinal's lawyers will need to lodge a formal appeal.
The Victorian Court of Appeal in August upheld a jury verdict convicting Pell in a 2-1 ruling.
High Court to decide on Pell appeal bid
The High Court of Australia will announce this week whether it will hear an appeal by disgraced cardinal George Pell over his child sexual abuse conviction. A decision on whether disgraced cardinal George Pell can appeal his child sexual abuse conviction in the High Court will be made this week.The court will announce its decision at 9.30am on Wednesday in Canberra.Pell, 78, was found guilty by a jury of the rape of a 13-year-old choirboy and sexual assault of another at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne in 1996 but Australia's most senior Catholic has always denied any wrongdoing.
Pell is serving a six-year jail term and won't be eligible for parole until he has served three years and eight months of his sentence.
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Vatican 'acknowledges' decision to accept George Pell appeal request .
The Vatican has noted George Pell's claim to innocence ahead of a High Court bid to overturn the cardinal's child sexual abuse convictions. The Holy See released a brief statement overnight Australian time."While reiterating its trust in the Australian justice system, the Holy See acknowledges the decision of Australia's High Court to accept Cardinal George Pell's request of appeal," it said. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
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