“Cardinal George Pell’s lawyers have withdrawn their planned bail application – meaning the disgraced senior cleric will probably spend the night behind bars.
“Pell was initially scheduled to apply for bail at 2.30pm, following the pre-sentence court hearing in Melbourne.
“Earlier, prosecutors told the court he had felt no remorse for sexually abusing two choirboys at a Melbourne cathedral and no insight into his crimes.
“Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic is facing a pre-sentence court hearing after he was convicted of five child sex offences, committed in 1996 against two 13-year-old boys.
“”The prisoner has shown no remorse or insight into his offending,” Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Gibson SC told the County Court on Wednesday.”
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