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ADELAIDE ARCHBISHOP DECLARED FIT TO STAND TRIAL

The Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has been declared fit to stand trial on a charge of concealing child sex abuse.

Newcastle Local Court today heard that the 67-year-old underwent a neuropsychological assessment which found “some degree of cognitive impairment”, but he was overall fit to stand trial.

Wilson is accused of failing to report the sexual assault of a boy in the Hunter by paedophile priest James Fletcher in the 1970s.

The trial is due to begin at 2pm to give Wilson time to travel from Adelaide to Newcastle.

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