Cardinal George Pell – what next?

June 3rd 2019

The next instalment in the legal saga that has mesmerised and shocked the public as well as Catholics worldwide, is about to begin.

In December Cardinal George Pell, the former archbishop of Melbourne, was found guilty of the historical abuse of two teenage boys. His sentence was handed down in March, but that was by no means the end of the case.

Cardinal Pell’s defence team applied for leave to appeal. And the hearing will be held in the Supreme Court on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June.

So how does an appeal work? What can or cannot be considered by the judges in this case?

This week Victoria Law Foundation had a chat to barrister Nick Papas QC about one of the arguments being advanced in the case. Check out our video interview below.

The Supreme Court will be live streaming the hearing, so you can watch as the appeal unfolds.