Malcolm Turnbull asks pope to sack archbishop Philip Wilson
The Archbishop has refused to quit his post, and Mr Turnbull has previously said Wilson should resign. But the prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said that was not enough and called on the pope to intervene, putting pressure on the Catholic Church by saying “the time has come for the Pope to sack him”.
“There are many leaders that have called on him to resign, it is clear that he should resign,” Mr Turnbull said. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten backed the Prime Minister’s appeal to the Pope.
“I agree with Mr Turnbull that Philip Wilson’s position is untenable. If he doesn’t have the decency to resign, then his superiors in the church should take action,” he said.