>> A Catholic Archbishop in Australia has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by priest. Local media say Philip Wilson is now the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted on such a charge. The Archbishop of Adelaide and a former president of the Catholic church is top body in Australia will be sentenced in June, and faces a maximum penalty of two years in jail.
Wilson was found guilty of covering up an offense by priest James Fletcher. A magistrate reportedly did not accept that Wilson couldn't remember a conversation in 1976 in which a teenage victim described being abused a few years earlier. Wilson's lawyers said he didn't know that his colleagues had abused the boy and has maintained his innocence.
James Fletcher was found guilty of child sex abuse in 2004 and died later in jail. Last year, Australia completed a five year inquiry into abuse in churches and other institutions. It's heard that 7% of Catholic priests working in Australia between 1950 and 2010 had been accused of child sex crimes.
And over 1,000 people have filed child sexual assault claims against the Anglican Church over 35 years.