Cardinal George Pell's appeal dismissed

Cardinal George Pell's appeal over his conviction for child sexual abuse has been dismissed.

In March the Australian clergyman was sentenced to six years in prison for abusing two 13-year-old choirboys. He has maintained his innocence and appealed his conviction.

On Wednesday, three judges ruled on the 78-year-old's challenge in Victoria's Court of Appeal.

The appeal was dismissed by a margin of two to one.

The judges were Chief Justice Anne Ferguson, President of the Court of Appeal Justice Chris Maxwell and Justice Mark Weinberg. Weinberg was the sole dissenting voice.

Pell will remain in jail until he is eligible for parole in October 2022.


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