Archbishop Cleared – Cover Up Verdict Overturned

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Currents News Staff

A stunning development in the case of an Archbishop who was convicted of covering up sexual abuse in Australia that occurred in the 1970s. Archbishop Philip Wilson conviction has now been overturned.

He was telling the truth when he denied knowing anything about sexual abuse committed in the 1970s.

That’s the finding by an appeals court that overturned his conviction in May.

After that verdict, Archbishop Wilson resigned his post as the Archbishop of Adelaide.

Today, the Archdiocese said it welcomed the new ruling where the appeals court determined there was reasonable doubt Wilson committed any crime.

The Archbishop had already served four months of a year-long sentence.