CARDINAL PELL SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

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Cardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys in Australia.

The former Vatican treasurer is the most senior Catholic figure ever to be found guilty of sexual offences against children.

A jury ruled last year that Pell abused the 13-year-old choir boys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996.

The cardinal maintains his innocence and has lodged an appeal.

In sentencing Pell on Wednesday, a judge said the cleric had committed “a brazen and forceful sexual attack on the two victims”.