Australia abuse cover-up prelate says unfit to stand trial

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to be seen by psychiatrist

(ANSA) - Sydney, December 1 - The highest-ranking cleric to be accused of covering up paedophile priestly sex abuse, Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson, has filed to be spared trial because he is mentally unfit.
    A court-appointed psychiatrist will now examine Wilson, 67, who was fitted with a pacemaker 10 days ago and was unable to attend today's session of a court in Newcastle.
    In what could be a landmark case, Wilson faces up to two years in jail for "covering up a serious actionable crime".


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