Legal team says there does remain a reasonable doubt of any opportunity for the offending to have occurred

Cardinal George Pell’s legal team has accused Victoria’s crown prosecutors of “mischaracterising” Pell’s complaint against his conviction as being based on factual errors rather than legal ones.

The 78-year-old was sentenced to a six-year prison sentence for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys at St Patrick’s cathedral when he was the archbishop of Melbourne in 1996. He will be eligible for parole after serving a term of three years and eight months.

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