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The vatican's finance minister sentenced for sexual abuse against children

Cardinal George Pell is a court in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday, sentenced to six years in prison for sexual assault against two minor boys.

The first three years and eight months of fængselsstraffen will be without the possibility of parole.

The former adviser of the pope assaulted sexually on two kordrenge in the mid-1990s.

Chefdommer Peter Kidd says, that the catholic cardinal has committed a "shameful and strongly sexually assault against the two victims".

- In my eyes was your behaviour full of an astonishing arrogance, said a judge Kidd at the reading of the judgment, which lasted over an hour.

According to judge Pell does not shown signs of guilt or remorse during the trial, which could otherwise have contributed to a milder judgment.

Kidd adds that it very well may be that the 77-year-old australian may die in prison.

- It is of great importance in my sentencing, that every year you spend in prison, represents a significant portion of your remaining life expectancy, the judge said.

George Pell will also be listed in a register of sex offenders, the judge decided. Even if judge Kidd acknowledges that the Pell hardly will continue to commit atrocities.

A jury in Melbourne found the 11. december last year, the cardinal guilty of five counts, which was about, that he had been abusing sexually on two kordrenge, while he was archbishop in Melbourne two decades ago.

the Assaults came to pass, after Pell had taken the two boys at 12 and 13 years old in flagrante delicto, as they drank altervin.

One of the two victims testified in court, but the other died in 2014 of an overdose of heroin.

the Attacks occurred in 1996 and 1997. But in Australia there is no limitation period in cases of child sexual abuse.

Even has the cardinal denied the guilty of all the charges and said he will appeal against the verdict.

The 77-year-old australian is the cardinal and is known as the Vatican's former "minister of finance". The title makes him the third most powerful person in the Vatican. Previously, he was one of the pope's closest advisors.

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