The pride and the fall: The paedo priest fighting to get out of ...

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The pride and the fall: The paedo priest fighting to get out of Oz jail

Disgraced cardinal is the embodiment of an Australian institution that has failed its congregation and the country

AFP

From country priest to trusted top Vatican insider and now prison inmate, Cardinal George Pell is fighting to avoid spending possibly the rest of his life in jail after receiving a six-year sentence for child sex offences.

Tall and physically imposing even in old age, eloquent yet plainspoken, 77-year-old Pell was a vigorous defender of Catholic orthodoxy.

He has just as steadfastly denied all the charges of which he was found guilty in December concerning the sexual assault of two choirboys in Melbourne, Australia, in the 1990s...

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