MELBOURNE – A court in Australia, archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, found guilty of the hush up of child abuse by a priest. According to Australian media, he is the highest catholic spiritual ever for such a crime is convicted.
Archbishop Philip Wilson (middle) at the court.
Wilson was indicted because he was for many years a priest of the hand above the head had held, although already in 1976, a then fifteen-year-old boy had been told by the man to have been abused. The conscious priest, was in 2004 convicted of nine cases of child abuse and died in 2006 in prison.
The court is expected in June, the penalty is known. Wilson can be up to two years in jail. In a statement wrote the archbishop that he was “obviously disappointed”.