After three failed attempts to have the charge dismissed, including a NSW Court of Appeal hearing in June archbishop Wilson sat in Newcastle Court House as an accused man for the first time on Wednesday after he was charged in March 2015 with failing to report the Fletcher child sex allegations to police between 2004 and 2006, after Fletcher had been charged with child sex offences and before his death in jail.
It also followed a delay in the expected two-week trial after the archbishop was assessed with a "working diagnosis" of Alzheimer's disease by a neurologist in November.
The trial resumed on Wednesday after a neuropsychologist on Tuesday evening found the archbishop had "some degree of cognitive impairment" but was "fit to stand trial".
Archbishop Philip Wilson allegedly told a boy he "should be ashamed of himself for lying" and ordered him to "say 10 Hail Marys" after the child allegedly disclosed he had been sexually abused by Hunter priest Jim Fletcher, a landmark trial has heard.
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The defence is not disputing that Mr Creigh was abused as a boy, but has rejected the claim that Archbishop Wilson concealed the abuse.
Archbishop Wilson's barrister Stephen Odgers, SC, told the court
Mr Creigh's memory may be unreliable."
"Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi! May you finally see justice – and soon"
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