zaterdag, maart 07, 2020





On March 11, the High Court’s full bench will first decide, based on written submissions and oral pleadings, whether to grant Pell’s special leave to appeal to the court. If leave is not granted, the cardinal will return to prison and serve out his term - at least 32 more months.
If leave is granted, the justices would immediately proceed to hear the appeal. This likely would include questioning lawyers from both sides, and an extra day has been set aside for this eventuality. The court would then return after some months, with a decision to either uphold Pell’s conviction or set him free.
Any Vatican decision or canon law inquiries would begin once the High Court has made its decision.

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