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    Ex-Vatican Treasurer Jailed for Child Sex Abuse

    Cardinal George Pell, sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison, is the highest-ranking Catholic clergyman to be punished for sexually abusing children. An Australian jury had recently found the 77-year-old guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne during the 1990s. Pell will serve 44 months before qualifying for parole.

    How’s the Vatican handling the crisis? In a historic summit last month, Pope Francis outlined measures to tackle sexual abuse in the Catholic Church — though critics have complained they’re not enough.

    Don’t miss OZY’s Special Briefing on the Catholic nun abuse scandal.

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