Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Philip Wilson’

Archbishop will appeal his conviction, 12 month sentence

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Archbishop Philip Wilson says he will appeal his conviction of concealing child sex abuse in the church. Wilson was sentenced to 12 months’ detention in a magistrate-only trial in a Newcastle, Australia on Tuesday. He will be eligible for parole after six months. He is the most senior Catholic cleric in the world found guilty Read more

An apostolic administrator to replace Australian archbishop

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

An apostolic administrator will run the Australian archdiocese of Adelaide, as Archbishop Philip Wilson has been found guilty of neglecting to report clergy sexual abuse as a priest in the 1970s. Pope Francis says Bishop Gregory O’Kelly of the neighboring diocese of Port Pirie has been selected as the administrator. Read more Related Posts:Covid restrictions Read more

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide found guilty

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has been found guilty of covering up child sexual abuse. He is the most senior Catholic official in the world to be charged and convicted of this offence. The 67-year old faces a possible two-year prison sentence. Wilson will be sentenced next week. He has announced he will stand down from Read more

Adelaide’s Archbishop misses court

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Adelaide’s Archbishop, Philip Wilson, has been unable to appear in court in a trial about his alleged covering up of child sexual abuse. Wilson’s lawyers say he is medically unfit to give evidence because of physical and mental health issues. In 2015 he was charged with covering up a Hunter Valley priest’s abuse, which took Read more

Vatican congregation backed abusive priests, Aussie prelate says

Friday, June 27th, 2014

In the 1990s, a Vatican congregation consistently discouraged bishops from acting against priests accused of child abuse, an Australian archbishop says. Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide was giving evidence at Sydney hearings by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Archbishop Wilson said the Congregation for Clergy had a history of hindering Read more

Senior clerics to testify at NSW inquiry on abuse cover-up

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Three senior Catholic Church officials — including the Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide — will testify at an inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse in a New South Wales diocese. The NSW inquiry on abuse will look at whether the Church protected predatory priests in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The inquiry will Read more

Anglican Archbishop denies intention to drop rape allegations by priest

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Controversial Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth has denied offering to drop demands for action over rape allegations against a senior Adelaide priest. Hepworth hit out at reports he was considering dropping his claim, saying there has been no change in the standoff between both parties. Archbishop Hepworth claims he was raped by the priests over a period of Read more

Australian bishops meet Vatican officials to discuss removed colleague

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Australian bishops had a special meeting with top Vatican officials in mid-October to discuss the case of a bishop Pope Benedict XVI removed from office after years of tension with a variety of Vatican offices. The meeting with the cardinals was “an indication of the seriousness with which the Roman authorities in the dicasteries here Read more