Pell Appeal an “incredibly Difficult Issue for Many People”: Chris Kenny
March 11, 2020
Sky News host Chris Kenny says there has been an “incredible and understandable amount of public interest in this country and around the world,” over Cardinal George Pell’s child sex abuse conviction.
George Pell will remain behind bars in Victoria on Wednesday, while his legal teams appeals his case in Canberra.
The High Court appeal will be Pell’s last chance to have his conviction overturned, as the 78-year-old’s fate lies in the hands of a full bench of high court judges.
Over the two-day hearing they will assess whether the jury‘s verdict was unreasonable when finding Pell guilty on five charges of abusing two choir boys in the 1990s while he was Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne.
“This is an incredibly difficult issue for many people,” Mr Kenny said.
He said aspects of Pell’s conviction are “a worry” as “juries won't always be right” especially when the main evidence is one person’s word, uncorroborated.
“Strip away all the culture wars, political fights and understandable public outrage at the Catholic church, and this is what the Pell verdict is about.”