Australian bishop sentenced to year's detention for cover-up

Australian bishop sentenced to year's detention for cover-up

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children.

 
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Australian bishop sentenced to year's detention for cover-up

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark...

Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

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Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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