STATEMENT FROM GEORGE PELL'S SURVIVING VICTIM:
"I respect what the judge said. It was meticulous and it was considered.
It is hard for me to allow myself to feel the gravity of this moment.
The moment when the sentence is handed down, the moment when justice is done.
It is hard for me, for the time being, to take comfort in this outcome.
I appreciate that the court has acknowledged what was inflicted upon me as a child. However, there is no rest for me. Everything is overshadowed by the fourth coming appeal.
I am aware of a lot of public comment by people who are critical of my evidence. But only the judge, the jury, Pell and the legal teams have heard my evidence.
Regardless of the outcome of the appeal, a few facts will always remain.
I gave evidence for several days. I was cross-examined by Pell's defence counsel.
A jury has unanimously accepted the truth of my evidence.
Pell chose not to give evidence. The jury did not hear from him. He did not allow himself to be cross-examined.
I have played my part as best I can. I took the difficult step of reporting to police about a high-profile person, and I stood up to give my evidence.
Being a witness in a criminal case has not been easy. I am doing my best to hold myself and my family together.
I would like to thank the media for respecting my wish to keep my identity private and to keep my loved ones out of the spotlight.
I am waiting for the outcome of the appeal like everybody else."
Australian Associated Press