Archbishop ‘concealed’ child sex abuse
The Catholic Archbishop of the South Australian city of Adelaide was charged on Tuesday with concealing child sex abuse, broadcaster ABC reported.
The charge relates to a paedophile priest that Archbishop Philip Wilson worked with in New South Wales in the 1970s, the report said citing police.
A police statement said the 64-year-old would appear in court on April 30, “charged after allegedly concealing a serious offence regarding child sexual abuse,” but did not name the suspect.
Wilson's arrest is part of a special police operation launched in 2010 to investigated a cover-up of child abuse by priests over several decades in the church's Maitland-Newcastle diocese.