Understanding the Pell Conviction with Geoff Field

Cardinal George Pell, once the third most powerful man in the Catholic Church, has been convicted on five charges of child sexual abuse. He is expected to be sentenced next week, but could be taken in custody today. The jury unanimously found the cardinal guilty back in December but, due to a media suppression order, details were only allowed to be released in Australia yesterday.

Tess was joined by 2SER’s News Director Geoff Field to make sense of the news, and why it took so long to come to public knowledge.

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