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Archbishop ‘concealed’ child sex abuse

Published Mar 17, 2015


Sydney -

The Catholic Archbishop of the South Australian city of Adelaide was charged on Tuesday with concealing child sex abuse, broadcaster ABC reported.

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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.

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