STATEMENT ON HIGH COURT DECISION: CARDINAL GEORGE PELL

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STATEMENT ON HIGH COURT DECISION: CARDINAL GEORGE PELL

“The High Court of Australia, in a unanimous decision, has today acquitted Cardinal Pell of all convictions against him.

Cardinal Pell has maintained throughout the lengthy judicial process that he was not guilty of the charges laid against him, and today’s decision vindicates his consistent claims in that regard.

I am grateful for the professional and exacting legal review of the convictions by the High Court.

The Catholic Church in Tasmanian remains committed to seeking justice for the survivors of abuse and their families, and prays for healing for all who have suffered. The Archdiocese of Hobart through its Safe Communities and Professional Standards initiatives is committed to doing all that it can to protect children and the vulnerable.”

Archbishop Julian Porteous, 7 April 2020.