Australian archbishop accused of abuse cover-up resigns: Vatican

July 30, 2018

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world found guilty of concealing child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, has resigned, the Vatican said on Monday.

The Vatican said Pope Francis had accepted the resignation.

Wilson, 67, of Adelaide, was convicted in May of failing to disclose to police abuse by another priest, James Fletcher, after being told about it in 1976 by two victims, one of them an altar boy who told him inside the confessional.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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July 30, 2018 at 04:10PM
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