Cardinal Pell, whose convictions were overturned, dies at 81


              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Benedict XVI lying in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell arrives for a hearing at an Australian court in Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell, center, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2018. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal George Pell answers a journalist's question during an interview with The Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Nov. 30, 2020. Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse before his convictions were later overturned, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Rome at age 81. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              Australian Cardinal George Pell stands next to the body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lied out in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pope Benedict, the German theologian who will be remembered as the first pope in 600 years to resign, has died, the Vatican announced Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. He was 95. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Cardinal Pell, whose convictions were overturned, dies at 81