- May 27, 2020
The National Council of Priests of Australia support Pope Francis forcing Archbishop Philip Wilson to step down.
Australia’s prime minister on Thursday called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse.
The archbishop-elect of Australia’s largest Catholic diocese is calling on one of the country’s embattled archbishops to resign.
Following his conviction of covering up sex abuse, some Australian bishops have advised Archbishop Philip Wilson to resign.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten on Wednesday both called for the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson.
The most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children.