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cardinal George Pell of the third most powerful official in the Vatican has been found guilty of child sexual abuse by an Australian courts the verdict was made public on Tuesday but a jury found guilty on December eleventh lost yeah after a four week trial he's been convicted of five sexual offenses committed two decades ago against two thirteen year old choir boys how is the most senior Catholic clergymen worldwide to be convicted for child sex offenses the verdict as calm as the Catholic Church tries to deal with the growing child sex abuse crisis pipe funds is ended a conference on sexual abuse on Sunday calling for an all out battle against the crime if fully scandals in the United States Chile and Germany Powell has pled not guilty to all five charges the verdict has been under a strict court suppression order on the trial bots not to order was lifted and the outcome came to light after a second abuse case against power was dropped by prosecutors on Tuesday each of the five offenses carries a maximum of ten years in jail his lawyers have filed an appeal against the verdict on three grounds if successful that could lead to a re trial he's due in court on Wednesday for the start of his sentencing hearing