Cardinal George Pell found it hard to forgive those who put him in prison. Cardinal George Pell found it hard to forgive those who put him in prison. But says he would be willing to meet his accuser and hopes he finds peace....Cardinal George Pell has opened up about what he hated the most during his time in prison during a new interview for the BBC. Cardinal Pell returned to the Vatican in late September last year, six months after he was acquitted of child sexual abuse convictions. “I miss my family and friends, I’ve got a very good circle of friends in Sydney but I’m in contact with them regularly,” Cardinal Pell said.