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Cardinal Pell, arrested and in police custody


Cardinal George Pell's release on bail has been revoked by the Australian court. He is now in police custody.

He has been accused of child abuse and will be sentenced next week. He could be faced with a sentence of up to 50 years in prison.

George Pell has pleaded not guilty and has announced that he will appeal the sentence. During the appeal process he will be tried by three judges, not a jury.

At the same time, the Vatican spokesman announced on Twitter that Card. Pell is no longer the prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.