Pope Francis has appointed a bishop to administer an Australian archdiocese whose archbishop was convicted of covering up for a pedophile priest .The Vatican said Sunday that Bishop Gregory O ’ Kelly, an Adelaide native , will serve as apostolic administrator for the Adelaide archdiocese .
Two weeks ago , Archbishop Philip Wilson became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. He faces a possible two -year prison term .
Also in Australia , Cardinal George Pell , who was one of the pope ’ s top aides when he served as Vatican finance minister , faces trial on sexual assault charges .
Francis recently insisted that top clerics be held responsible for failing to swiftly crack down on pedophile priests.
Decades- long pedophile scandals and systematic cover -ups have stained the Catholic Church ’ s reputation .DON'T MISS: Download Edujandon.com News app and get latest news updates directly to your phone!