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cardinal George Pell has become the most senior Catholic clerics to be found guilty of child sexual abuse pal is a senior official in the Vatican and he's guilty but it comes amid a white disk and labor abuse in the Catholic Church worldwide he was found guilty on five charges of sexual abuse against two thirteen year old choirboys by jury in Melbourne in December acts committed more than twenty years ago when pal was out to bishop of Melbourne bounce the verdict was only made public in Australia on Tuesday that solved restrict courts oppression order on the trial was lifted when a second abuse case against pal was dropped by prosecution is , on Tuesday the Vatican spokesperson confirmed that he's been banned from practicing as a cardinal I'm for being in contact with mine as , els lawyers have filed an appeal against the politics and say he maintains his innocence each of the five offenses carries a maximum of ten years in jail that means off to his sentencing on Wednesday the seventy seven year old cleric could be imprisoned for the rest of his life racist and all the pool has been covering the trial for Mel then reaction has being absolutely viral %HESITATION everybody has something to say about George pal because he's been such a huge figure in the Catholic Church here %HESITATION he has his hands full of supporters out there including some very prominent politicians but he also has a hell of a lot of people who oppose him because they feel like he didn't do enough to stop a clerical abuse of children just last weekend paper from this is that a conference on sexual abuse calling for an all out battle against the problem box even off to the Pell verdicts questions are being lost about how easy that will be obviously George pal is very senior in the church and the Vatican has just concluded a huge conference led by the pope %HESITATION specifically dealing with the issue of sexual abuse of minors but whether they'll actually be able to go after very senior priest is another question in December the Vatican announced Pell had been removed from the papes close group of advises without mentioning the Melvin trial