Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:55 AM ET

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National Audio 2:55 AM ET

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NAT018 - (Australia-Cardinal-Charged) MELBOURNE, Australia. x-17s. The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse has been sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral. County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd said Cardinal George Pell's crime showed "staggering arrogance." Pope Francis' former finance minister was convicted by a unanimous jury verdict in December of molesting two 13-year-old boys in the late 1990s, months after Pell became archbishop of Melbourne. Solicitor Vivian Waller read a statement from her client, one of the Pell's victims. ("..justice is done.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Pell must serve a minimum of three-years and eight-months before he is eligible for parole. …

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