Cardinal Pell Granted Leave to Appeal in High Court

Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell is surrounded by Australian police as he leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia, Oct. 6, 2017. (REUTERS/Mark Dadswell)

Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell is surrounded by Australian police as he leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia, Oct. 6, 2017. (REUTERS/Mark Dadswell)

Catholic Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal his child sex abuse conviction in the High Court.

The court announced its decision on Nov. 13 in Canberra.

Pell, 78, was found guilty by a jury of the rape of a 13-year-old choirboy and sexual assault of another at St Patricks Cathedral in Melbourne in 1996, butRead More – Source