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Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell is surrounded by Australian police as he leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia, October 6, 2017. Image Credit: Reuters

Canberra: Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell has been given a final avenue for appeal against his convictions for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s.

In a brief procedural statement, Justice Michelle Gordon said Australia’s High Court had granted the 78-year-old former Vatican treasurer special leave to appeal his convictions for child abuse.

He is currently serving a six-year sentence.

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