Former Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has died aged 70.
- The Adelaide Archdiocese said while he had suffered ill health, his death was sudden
- Emeritus Archbishop Wilson went through a high-profile court case in 2018, before his conviction was overturned
- Church leaders led tributes to the former Adelaide archbishop
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…