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An Australian archbishop said Wednesday that he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted Tuesday in the Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, of concealing the sexual abuse of two altar boys by a pedophile priest in the 1970s.Wilson also said he was still discussing the magistrate's decision with his lawyers.Wilson was once Australia's highest-ranking archbishop as president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.Before Wilson announced he would step down, Frank Brennan, an Australian Jesuit priest, human rights lawyer and academic, said the move was inevitable.
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