Cardinal George Pell, 77, Was Convicted of Child Sex Abuse

Cardinal George Pell
Cardinal George Pell, 77, is the most high-profile Vatican official yet to be convicted of child sex abuse.

However, the Chief Judge Peter Kidd has sentenced Australian Cardinal George Pell to six years in prison, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months, for the sexual abuse of two boys at St Patrick’s Cathedral in the 1990s


Moreso, the Australian Cardinal was found guilty of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the late 1990s when he was Archbishop of Melbourne and publicly leading the Australian Catholic Church's response to the decades-long child abuse scandal.