Cardinal George Pell. Photo: AFP

Video shows Cardinal George Pell being confronted by police in 2016 with accusations he sexually assaulted choirboys

  • Pell is facing up to 50 years in jail after being convicted on five counts of sexual and indecent assault
  • Footage shows Australian police interviewing the former Vatican treasurer in a room in Rome
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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Cardinal George Pell. Photo: AFP
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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
Topic |   Australia

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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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