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Philip Wilson, former Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, dies aged 70

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Former Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has died aged 70.

Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge said on Twitter that Emeritus Archbishop Wilson had died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon.

In 2018, Emeritus Archbishop Wilson became the highest-ranking Catholic in the world to be convicted with concealing child sex abuse, over paedophile priest Jim Fletcher’s crimes in the Hunter Valley in the 1970s.

That conviction led him to resign but it was later quashed on…

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