Rock legends Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton have helped a local...
Cardinal in final appeal over child abuse convictions
The most senior Catholic Church leader to be convicted over child sexual abuse has launched a final bid to have his sentence overturned.
Cardinal George Pell, who was the Vatican's treasurer, has consistently maintained his innocence.
He was jailed earlier this year for abusing two boys in Melbourne in the 1990s.
After failing in his appeal of his six year prison sentence, his case will now be heard by Australia's High Court.
Pell is yet to be struck off by the Vatican.
If he loses his appeal, he'll be eligible for parole in October 2022.
Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.
Stay informed and inform others with up to the minute news from a Christian perspective.
Daily News email