Former Archbishop Has Conviction for Hiding Child Sex Abuse Quashed

CANBERRA, Australia—A senior Catholic official convicted of concealing child sex abuse has successfully appealed his case and will walk free, in a blow to the global campaign alleging pedophilia coverups in the church.

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson, 68, in May became the first Roman Catholic archbishop to be found guilty of concealing child sex abuse. A court had ruled he failed to alert police about the abuse of altar boys in the 1970s by another priest, James Patrick Fletcher, who died in prison in 2006.

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