Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson will be eligible for parole in six months, during which he will serve his home detention at his sister's house. His lawyer says he will appeal the one-year home detention sentence.
Philip Wilson, 67, was found guilty in May of concealing abuse by paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the Hunter region of New South Wales state during the 1970s by failing to report allegations against him.
Philip Wilson, one of the highest-ranking church officials convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, but he could avoid jail after a court ordered he be assessed for home detention.
Australian archbishop, Philip Wilson, was found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a priest and is expected to be sentenced by the court in June, making him the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted on such a charge.
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