Australia court says bishop to face charges he hid sex abuse

October 14, 2016 4:33 AM

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SYDNEY – A Roman Catholic archbishop in Australia has failed for the second time to stop a criminal prosecution against him over allegations he covered up for a pedophile priest in the 1970s.

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was charged in April last year with concealing a serious child sexual abuse offence in 1971. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge, which carries a potential two-year prison sentence.

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