September 17, 2019
(CNN)Disgraced Cardinal George Pell will take his case to Australia’s High Court in a final attempt to overturn his conviction on five charges of child sexual assault.
The High Court of Australia confirmed Tuesday that an application has been filed by Pell’s legal team to seek leave to appeal his conviction.
The move follows a failed bid to have the cardinal’s conviction quashed in the appeals court, leaving the High Court as the only means of clearing his name and avoiding a six-year prison sentence.
The 78-year-old former Vatican treasurer