Cardinal Pell says a “serious injustice” has been remedied but he bears “no ill will” to his accuser, after the High Court quashes his convictions for sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s.
The unanimous decision has been handed down less than a month after the High Court of Australia heard two days of intense legal arguments from the Cardinal’s lawyers and Victorian prosecutors.
The full bench’s ruling was handed down by Chief Justice Susan Kiefel in an almost empty High Court registry in Brisbane, due to physical-distancing measures introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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