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AUSTRALIA-ABUSE/PELL Cardinal George Pell leaves prison after his conviction was overturned by the Australian High Court  (AAP IMAGE)

Holy See welcomes High Court decision in Pell case

The Holy See Press Office issues a statement on the decision of the Australian High Court to overturn Cardinal Pell’s conviction for abuse. The High Court’s verdict was announced on Tuesday morning. Cardinal Pell was released from prison shortly after noon, and was taken to a Carmelite monastery in Melbourne.


The Holy See, which has always expressed confidence in the Australian judicial authority, welcomes the High Court’s unanimous decision concerning Cardinal George Pell, acquitting him of the accusations of abuse of minors and overturning his sentence.

Entrusting his case to the court’s justice, Cardinal Pell has always maintained his innocence, and has waited for the truth to be ascertained.

At the same time, the Holy See reaffirms its commitment to preventing and pursuing all cases of abuse against minors.

07 April 2020, 12:32