Pope accepts resignation of archbishop convicted of child abuse cover-up

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Australian archbishop, Philip Wilson.

Wilson was convicted in May over covering up of abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s.

The statement reads, “The Holy Father Francis accepted the resignation of the pastoral government of the Archdiocese of Adelaide (Australia), presented by S.E. Mons. Philip Edward Wilson,” the Vatican said in a statement.

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