Catholic leader jailed for sexual abuse freed by Australian high court

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:15pm

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Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican treasurer, was convicted in 2018 of sexually abusing two boys in Melbourne, Australia, in the 1990s. He was the highest-ranking Catholic leader to face jail time for sexual abuse. On Tuesday, Australia's highest court overturned the conviction. The World’s host Marco Werman speaks to Anne Barrett-Doyle, head of bishop accountability.