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Australian Court Tosses Catholic Cleric’s Abuse Conviction

An Australian court Thursday overturned the conviction of a former archbishop who had been the world’s most senior Catholic cleric held guilty of concealing child sex abuse, saying prosecutors failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. Judge Roy Ellis ruled in favor of an appeal by Philip Wilson, the former archbishop of Adelaide and a former president of the Catholic Church’s top body in Australia, against his conviction in May, court documents show. “The appeal is upheld,”...

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