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Australian High Court set to hear ex-Vatican treasurer's sex offences appeal

MELBOURNE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Australia's High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear former Vatican treasurer George Pell's final appeal to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys.

Pell, who is in jail serving a six-year sentence handed down by a lower court in March, turned to the High Court after a first appeal upheld his conviction.

The appeal has been referred to a full bench of five or seven judges, with the hearing on the appeal expected in March 2020 at the earliest, a court spokesman said.

(Reporting by Sonali Paul; Editing by Sandra Maler)