Illawarra Newsroom

Former Wollongong Bishop Accused Of Hiding Abuse Claims

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Former Wollongong Bishop Philip Wilson has been accused of covering up child sex abuse by the Catholic clergy for nearly three decades.
 
Newcastle Local Court has been told the now ADELAIDE Archbishop had allegedly been involved in a number of cases where he had tried to prevent abuse claims being reported to police from between 1976 and 2004 to protect the Catholic Church.
 
He's accused of failing to report widespread child abuse by the Catholic clergy and a teacher.
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