Malcolm Turnbull says pope must sack disgraced Australian archbishop Philip Wilson

Source: The Guardian

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Malcolm Turnbull has called on the pope to step in and sack Philip Wilson, after the Adelaide archbishop said he would not step down until after his appeals process has been exhausted.

3The prime minister called on the pope to intervene and force Wilson from his position, after the 67-year-old became the most senior Catholic leader in the world to be found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse.

Wilson was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months jail but announced plans to appeal.

Wilson has faced calls to step down from South Australian political leaders, as well as Turnbull and the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, but last week released a statement saying he did not intend to resign.

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