Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne on Tuesday after being convicted of child sexual abuse. Photo: AP

Cardinal George Pell was convicted of child abuse months ago. So why did Australia ban reporting on it until now?

  • A jury found the top Catholic Church official guilty in December, but a suppression order stopped any media coverage until a second abuse case was heard
  • The Washington Post and a number of other international media outlets ignored the order and reported on the ruling
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Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne on Tuesday after being convicted of child sexual abuse. Photo: AP
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne on Wednesday for the start of sentencing hearings. Photo: AP

Bail revoked for convicted child abuser Australian Cardinal George Pell, spends first night in jail for molesting choirboys

  • Pell was back in court on Wednesday for his sentence plea hearing, where his bail was revoked and he was taken into custody ahead of his final sentence being determined
  • His guilty verdict was revealed in Australia on Tuesday after a court suppression order was dropped
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne on Wednesday for the start of sentencing hearings. Photo: AP
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