Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson after court ruling

| 19.07,18. 03:20 PM |


Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson after court ruling



Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Pope to sack Adelaide's Archbishop Philip Wilson.


Wilson is the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted of concealing child sex abuse.


He was sentenced to 12 months' detention but has said he will lodge an appeal against his conviction.


The Archbishop has refused to quit his post, and Mr Turnbull has previously said Wilson should resign.


Today the Prime Minister intensified the pressure on the Catholic Church by saying "the time has come for the Pope to sack him".


"There are many leaders that have called on him to resign, it is clear that he should resign," Mr Turnbull said.


He said it was time for "the ultimate authority in the church to take action and sack him".


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