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An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse.
Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offense.
He was found to have covered up the abuse of altar boys by a pedophile priest in New South Wales in the 1970s.
The article goes on to state the following:
During his trial, he denied any memory of being told about the abuse by two of the boys.
He told the Newcastle Local Court he had not been aware of priest James Fletcher’s abuse, which took place while he was an assistant priest in Maitland.
Fletcher was convicted of nine child sexual abuse charges in 2004, and died in jail in 2006.
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