- Title: Mural of jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell appears near the Vatican
- Date: 31st July 2019
- Summary: ROME, ITALY (JULY 31, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MURAL DEPICTING CARDINAL GEORGE PELL IN HANDCUFFS WITH A DEVIL-LIKE FIGURE BEHIND HIM PELL MURAL MURAL DEPICTING CARDINAL GEORGE PELL IN HANDCUFFS WITH A DEVIL-LIKE FIGURE BEHIND HIM MOTHER AND CHILD CROSSING STREET NEAR MURAL VARIOUS OF MURAL SIGNATURE READING ''SCOTTIE MARSH'' SIGNATURE WITH ST. PETER'S BASILICA IN THE BACKGROUND ST. PETER'S CUPOLA TRAFFIC PASSING BY MURAL VARIOUS OF MURAL WOMAN AND CHILD CROSSING ROAD BY MURAL
- Embargoed: 14th August 2019 21:59
- Keywords: George Pell Catholic Church Australian Vatican sex abuse mural
- Location: ROME, ITALY /MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
- City: ROME, ITALY /MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA001AQ41HS7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A mural depicting jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell in handcuffs appeared near the Vatican on Wednesday (July 31).
The mural, placed on the concrete pillars of a bridge, next to a busy road not far from St. Peter's basilica, showed a devil-like figure behind Pell and was signed ''Scottie Marsh'', the name of an Australian artist who - according to media reports - recently painted a similar scene near St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.
Pell became the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse when he was jailed for six years in February. The former Vatican treasurer has appealed against the sentence and denies any wrongdoing.
(Production: Antonio Denti, Hywel Davies)
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