The verdict was unanimous. The jury took three days to deliberate after a four-week trial
" He was found guilty in a retrial last December, with the verdict sending shockwaves through the Vatican and around the world. A jury in an earlier trial was discharged, in September, when it was unable to reach a verdict. His legal team will appeal against the conviction."AGE
At what cost far more than the compensation offered victims, a lawyers paradise no doubt 2 trials and an appeal.
It later emerged that victims who sought compensation through the Melbourne Response received far smaller payouts, capped at $50,000 than they would have if they had gone through the courts. The response was criticised for doing more to protect the church and minimise its financial costs than helping victims.
"Pell was stripped of his position as the Vatican’s chief financial officer and expelled from Pope Francis’ inner circle of trusted cardinals known as the Group of Nine, or C-9, shortly after the verdict, but due to the suppression order the world’s media was forced to pretend Pell, 77, stepped down due to his age."
Bolt seems to know all about flimsy evidence more than the judge the jury if there was one and far more than Pell's defence team lead by Robert Richter. But then he's a whizz at science medical and climate, and expert on indigenous culture and the role of women in our society. Was he named singled out and threatened by our courts for his courage to defy the judge by speaking out on Pell's case? Strange he hasn't mentioned how great he was? Certainly, one of the 20 journalists sent letters to by the court. Maybe he wasn't and was the Bolt we have all come to know.
He seems to stand very alone in this country of ours and must feel so un-Australian among the majority of us who believe in British Law over the vigilante kind. He seems to be suggesting because Pell got away with it once he should be let off now. Isn't that Trump law?
Bolt says he stands with Fr Brennon I for one don't believe him because Brennon ultimate conclusion has been " But what is absolutely essential is that the law be allowed to do its work."and that isn't and won't be Andrew Bolt's.