Reporting in any format accessible from Australia of details of the former Vatican economy chief’s convictions in a Melbourne court in December was banned by a judge’s suppression order that was only lifted this week.

Shoulder to shoulder with Australia's worst paedophile priest: George Pell accompanies his housemate who assaulted 65 children to court in chilling footage taken 25 years before the cardinal's own conviction

  • Cardinal George Pell was in December convicted of molesting two choirboys Walking shoulder to shoulder in footage (pictured) broadcast around the country, Pell accompanied Gerald Ridsdale to Melbourne Magistrates Court in May 1993
  • Footage emerged of him accompanying Australia's worst paedophile in 1993 
  • In the video, Pell walked into court in support of his housemate Gerald Ridsdale
  • Ridsdale is in jail aged 84 for assaulting 65 children in Ballarat over decades 

Cardinal George Pell walked into court with Australia' worst paedophile priest who assaulted 65 children in the hope his support would lessen the pervert's sentence.

Walking shoulder to shoulder in footage broadcast around the country, Pell accompanied Gerald Ridsdale to Melbourne Magistrates Court in May 1993.