Cardinal Pell Given Six Year Sentence; Appeal Hearings Begin June 5-6

Posted March 13, 2019 7:12 am by Deborah Castellano Lubov

Cardinal Pell Given Six Year Sentence; Appeal Hearings Begin June 5-6

Today, Cardinal Pell was given his sentence of six years, with possible parole after three years and eight months.
With maximum respect to Australian authorities and the country’s judicial system, the Holy See awaits the results of the appeal process, expressed Vatican Press Office Director ‘ad interim’, Alessandro Gisotti, on Feb. 26, 2019, in response to the court judgments in Melbourne, Australia, regarding the Australian Cardinal who had been Prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, until his term expired last month.
Cardinal Pell has insisted that he has returned to Australia to clear his name of false sexual abuse charges

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