Cardinal George Pell will be sentenced for child sexual abuse offences in a hearing broadcast live from a Victorian court.
The world’s most senior Catholic to be found guilty of such crimes is due to be sentenced in the County Court by Chief Judge Peter Kidd on Wednesday.
The court has confirmed the ABC will broadcast footage and audio of the sentencing live, but only Judge Kidd will be visible.
LIVE: Watch County Court Judge Peter Kidd as he sentences George Pell for sexually abusing two choirboys when he was Catholic archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s.
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“The County Court is committed to the principles of open justice. Chief Judge Peter Kidd’s sentencing remarks in this matter will be broadcast live,” a court spokesman said in a statement on Monday.
Pell was found guilty in December of five offences against two choirboys at St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne in 1996.
He denies any wrongdoing and the Court of Appeal will consider a challenge in June.