George Pell found guilty of child sex abuse

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Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of child sex abuse following a sensational trial in Melbourne.

The third most powerful man in the Vatican and Australia’s most senior Catholic has been found guilty of raping one choirboy and molesting another in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral 22 years ago.

A jury delivered the unanimous verdict on 11 December in Melbourne’s county court, but the result was subject to a suppression order and could not be reported until now.

More to come.