Good news. Contrary to the prediction in my post Prejudicial (see below), kind readers in Australia, who are active in the Victorian legal system, tell me not to be so pessimistic.
The evidence in the Pell case, it appears, was so flimsy (and uncorroborated) that it is perfectly possible that the recent verdict could be overturned on appeal.
I stand corrected. This is good news for the Cardinal, good news for the Australian legal system, and good news for us all. Go for it! Pray for it!