George Pell leaves the Supreme Court of Victoria.
George Pell leaves the Supreme Court of Victoria. (Image: AAP/James Ross)

The father of one of the choirboys who was sexually assaulted by Cardinal George Pell has had an unusually quiet week.

A few months ago he was taking phone calls from The New York Times and The Washington Post, as the media storm surrounding his son’s abuser’s trial whipped up international headlines. He spent last week nervously awaiting the outcome of Pell’s appeal, suffering sleepless nights only to rejoice at it being dismissed.