The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that Cardinal George Pell knew about abuses dating back to the 1970s and kept them hidden.
Former Vatican treasurer George Pell left Barwon Prison near Melbourne after the High Court overturned five counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s.
George Pell was convicted by a jury in December 2018 on one charge of sexual penetration of a child under 16 and four charges of an indecent act with a child under 16.
Cardinal George Pell is trying to overturn a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s but Australia's High Court will not make a decision for months.
The 78-year-old, who is serving a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s, is not expected to appear for the two-day High Court hearing in Canberra in a final bid to clear his name.
In 1996 and 1997 when sex abuses took place, Cardinal George Pell had just become archbishop of Australia's second-largest city and had set up a world-first compensation arrangement for victims of clergy sexual abuse.
Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s.
23 journalists and 13 news outlets have been accused of aiding and abetting contempt of court by overseas media and breaching suppression orders which can be punished with jail for up to five years.
Reporting in any format accessible from Australia about the former Vatican economy chief's convictions in a Melbourne court was banned by a judge's suppression order. Many media criticise the law which they say violates a public's right to know.
Australia's Cardinal George Pell, a former top adviser to Catholic Pope Francis, was remanded into custody on Wednesday after a sentence plea hearing on his conviction for sexually abusing two choirboys more than two decades ago.
An Australian court found the senior Vatican adviser guilty by a trial jury on one count of sexual abuse and four counts of indecent assault of two boys at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s.
The two are Cardinal George Pell of Australia and Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Chile. Both have been the subject of allegations related to sexual abuse - accusations they deny.
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