‘Cardinal George Pell’ Acquitted, On Appeal, Of His Sex Abuse Charges — He Is FREED!
George Pell (b. 1941, 78-years old) was convicted of ‘sodomy’
in December 2018.
He was given a 6-year prison sentence
with 3 years 8 months compulsory (i.e., no-parole).
He has been serving that sentence since at least February 2019 (if not earlier).
This was the outcome was what was his 2nd appeal.
This is HUGE — for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis & Pell.
The Francis always insisted that he was innocent and did not strip him of his title.
Huge black eye for Australia.
There will be ramifications & recriminations.
Is he AGAIN papabile? I don’t think so. But, I could be wrong.