CNA Staff, Apr 7, 2020 / 02:00 am
Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has welcomed the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell by Australia's High Court.
Pell was freed from prison Tuesday after the High Court decided unanimously to overturn his conviction for child sex offenses.
Fisher, who succeeded Pell as Archbishop of Sydney in 2014, said in a statement April 7: "The cardinal has always maintained his innocence and today's decision confirms his conviction was wrong."
He continued: "I am pleased that the cardinal will now be released and I ask that the pursuit of him that brought us to this point now cease."