Cardinal Pell's Lawyers Trying To Release Him From Prison

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Published on June 4, 2019 - Duration: 00:42s

Cardinal Pell's Lawyers Trying To Release Him From Prison

CNN reports Cardinal George Pell, who was once one of the most powerful men in the Roman Catholic Church, could be released from prison this week, if an Australian appeals court overturns his conviction for historical sexual abuse.

Pell, age 77, was sentenced to six years in prison in March for what Judge Peter Kidd described as a "callous" attack on two choirboys when he was archbishop of that city.

Pell is expected to be in court on Wednesday when his barrister tries to persuade a panel of appeal judges to overturn his conviction on three grounds.

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