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    Australian Archbishop Found Guilty of Concealing Sexual Abuse

    Despite testimony from abuse victims that they’d confided their trauma in Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, the senior Catholic official denied any knowledge of such conduct during his time as an assistant priest in the 1970s. But the judge in Newcastle, New South Wales, believed the victims and convicted Wilson, making him the most senior Catholic to be found guilty in the ongoing scandal over sexual abuse in the church. The 67-year-old will be sentenced next month and could spend up to two years in jail.

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