“It is a decision that could have wide-reaching implications for other high-ranking clergy members.”

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Brian Houston head pastor of Hillsong similarly concealed the sex abuse of boys by his father Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong. In doing so, Brian Houston deprived the victims of justice, and protected his father from certain prison time, at an old age.

An Australian Royal Commission in 2016 recommended Brian Houston face pedophile protection charges.

Sydney Morning Herald

Archbishop Philip Wilson found guilty of concealing child sex abuse

Archbishop Wilson – who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be charged with failing to report child sexual abuse to police – showed no emotion as Magistrate Robert Stone delivered his lengthy judgement on Tuesday in front of a packed courtroom.

It is a decision that could have wide-reaching implications for other high-ranking clergy members.

The Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, at an earlier court appearance.

The Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, at an earlier court appearance.

Photo: AAP

The 67-year-old Archbishop was accused of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse against paedophile priest Father Jim Fletcher, who died in jail in 2006.

Peter Creigh, a former altar boy, who bravely waived his right to a non-publication order on his name, had told the eight-day hearing that in 1976 he told Archbishop Wilson, then a junior priest at St Joseph’s Church, East Maitland, that Father Fletcher had subjected him to acts of punishment and sexual abuse about five years earlier.

There was no dispute during the hearing that Fletcher, a notorious paedophile, had sexually abused the then 10-year-old Mr Creigh.

Instead, the hearing focused on whether the conversation between Mr Creigh and Archbishop Wilson took place and whether the Archbishop remembered the allegation and believed it was true between 2004 and 2006.

The Archbishop’s legal team had tried four times to have the case against him thrown out before he took the stand in April.

Under questioning from his barrister, Stephen Odgers, SC, Archbishop Wilson had unequivocally denied having any memory of a conversation in 1976 with Mr Creigh about Father James Fletcher subjecting him to sexual abuse.

When asked if he was able to say whether such a conversation took place, Archbishop Wilson said he thought it was doubtful.

“I think it is unlikely because the nature of the evidence was so graphic,” he told Magistrate Robert Stone.

“I don’t think I would have forgotten that.”

The prosecution had to overcome a number of significant hurdles in their bid to convict Archbishop Wilson.

Not only did Crown prosecutor Gareth Harrison have to prove that Mr Creigh told Archbishop Wilson about the sexual abuse in 1976, but that Archbishop Wilson remembered it and had a belief that the allegations were true between 2004 and 2006, after Fletcher had been charged with child sex offences and before his death in jail.

But ultimately, Mr Stone found the prosecution were able to clear those hurdles.

During his lengthy judgement, Mr Stone said Mr Creigh was “truthful and reliable” when giving evidence on the important issues in the hearing.

More to come

Newcastle Herald

ABC News Australia

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson found guilty of covering up child sexual abuse

22 May 2018

The most senior Catholic to be charged with concealing child sexual abuse — Adelaide’s Archbishop Philip Wilson — has been found guilty by a New South Wales court.

Key points:

  • Wilson concealed child sexual abuse by a fellow priest in the 1970s
  • He was assistant parish priest in East Maitland, NSW, at the time
  • He could face up to two years in jail

The 67-year-old was accused of covering up abuse by priest Jim Fletcher in the NSW Hunter region in the 1970s.

The prosecution has requested a custodial sentence for Wilson, for reasons of “deterrence” and “denunciation”.

Wilson remains on bail on the condition that he attends his sentencing hearing, which will be held on June 19.

The harshest sentence Magistrate Robert Stone is able to give is two years in prison, and he has the option of suspending the sentence.

Witness was truthful and reliable

Wilson’s legal team made four attempts to have the case thrown out, arguing it was not in the public interest and that his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s should preclude him from trial — although it did not preclude him from retaining his position in the church.

A man looks on amid a scrum of people.

His lawyers maintained throughout the trial in Newcastle Local Court that while victim Peter Creigh was abused by Fletcher as a child, Wilson, who was an assistant parish priest in East Maitland at the time, did not know about it.

Mr Creigh previously asked for a non-publication order on his name to be lifted.

He clutched his partner’s hand as Magistrate Stone read out the verdict before a packed courtroom.

The magistrate said he found Mr Creigh to be a truthful and reliable witness.

“I am satisfied and find that Mr Creigh described to the accused he performed fellatio of Fletcher and masturbated Mr Fletcher,” Magistrate Stone said.

Wilson ‘wanted to protect church’s reputation’

Magistrate Stone said he did not accept Wilson could not remember a 1976 conversation, in which Mr Creigh, who would have been aged 15 at that time, described his abuse at the hands of Fletcher

The magistrate said Mr Creigh “had no motive or interest to deceive or make up the conversation”.

Magistrate Stone said Wilson knew “what he was hearing was a credible allegation and the accused wanted to protect the church and its reputation”.

The magistrate said if Wilson had reported what he knew to police, it would have helped in prosecuting Fletcher.

He said Wilson knew the Creigh family.

“He knew what the young man was telling him was believable,” Magistrate Stone said.

Magistrate Stone said he accepted Wilson had no role in the assaults and that Fletcher had never made admissions to him.

Wilson’s barrister Stephen Odgers argued the clergyman should never have been accused of concealing the abuse, because at the time of the offences they would have been considered “indecent acts” and not the indictable offence of indecent assault.

 

Phil Pringle’s latest hair-style. A borrow from Eric Clapton including the 70s glasses. Not sure if the hair is real or a topaz.

Eric Clapton – rock god

The Final Hearing for Kong Hee and the five City Harvest Church Singapore leaders convicted of misappropriation of charity (in this case- church) funds and multiple frauds was held in Singapore in early April 2017.

Now all of those convicted are in Changi Prison Hell-Hole. One has finished her sentence.

The last CHC convict lodged an appeal but he joined his fellow City Harvest Church felons recently.

Kong Hee has had enough and realised that jail-time was unavoidable for him, despite Phil Pringle’s prophecies to the contrary.

So Kong surrendered himself to the Singapore Authorities on Friday 21 April 2017 and was led away to do his 3.5 years of jail-time. Kong has been in the clink 12 months now.

In 2015, Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Global Church, based in Sydney, which has over 1000 churches linked to it globally, prophesied over Kong Hee in 2015, at the time of his trials, as follows:

Dr Phil Pringle False Prophet of the Prosperity Gospel speaks in God’s Holy Name:

“We pronounce deliverance in Jesus name. Not one night will this fair head spend behind bars”.

Dr Phil Pringle prophesying in God’s Name in 2015 before Kong Hee’s first sentence of 8 years in Chnagi Prison Hell-Hole. Dr Phil  Pringle: “We pronounce deliverance over you in Jesus name. Not one night will this fair head spend behind bars”. False Prophet Phil Pringle City Harvest Church Advisory Pastor.

Is Dr Phil Pringle a false prophet since Kong Hee was found guilty again on appeal and was led away on 21 April 2017 to spend 3.5 years in Changi Prison Hell-Hole?

“Doctor Phil” Pringle: Ranting and raving outside the Singapore Courts in 2015 on video: “The Singapore Courts are agents of Satan…Rave…Rave..Rant…Rave”.

DR PHIL PRINGLE: “AW MAYBE I’VE MADE SOME MISTAKES BUT AW SHUCKS…THIS ONE OF DEAR BROTHER PASTOR KONG HEE GOING TO THE CLINK IS A BAD ONE. DEVIL GET BEHIND ME. I KNOW YOU’VE POSSESSED THE WHOLE SINGAPOREAN COURT SYSTEM”

The answer to my rhetorical question is this:

Phil Pringle is already a false prophet because hundreds of his prophesies have fallen like rotten pineapples to the ground.

In fact, sometimes I wonder if Dr Phil Pringle has a pineapple or potato for a brain.

There’s a popular song at the moment in which the theme phrase is “pineapples in my head”. This song reminds me of Phil Pringle.

Dr Phil Pringle, as he likes to call himself, is a false prophet because he preaches the false and heretical Prosperity Gospel.

Phil Pringle is no more a prophet than a witch peering into a crystal ball or reading tea-leaves in her palm.

 

Dr Phil “lying” (in his bed). Doctor Phil: “Lucifer you really are a bad ole devil possessing the whole of the Singaporean legal system and those evil ole Singaporean judges who sentenced my dear spiritual son Kong Hee 3.5 years in Changi Prison Hell-Hole. But tell me Lucifer, when did you learn to sing and play music as bad as Kong Hee’s wife Sun Yeow Ho? And please can you stop playing that fiddle so loud. I’m suffering from one of my severe migraines and that screeching sound your making is sending me to hell”

In 2015, before the guilty verdict was delivered to Kong Hee in a Singapore Court, Phil Pringle was getting very emo outside the court on video, and he was ranting and raving like the prophets of Baal and accusing the Singapore Courts of being “agents of Satan”.

Dr Phi Pringle head pastor of C3 Global Church spouting off outside Singapore Courts last November after Kong Hee was sentenced to eight years in Changi Prison Hell-Hole: “Rave…Rave… Rave…The Singapore Courts are agents of Satan”.

Since then Dr Phil Pringle the false prophet has retreated into his Northern Beaches Oxford Falls Sydney conga-hole with egg all over his face, and said hardly anything about his spiritual son Kong Hee.

Nor has Dr Phil said anything about another fruit of his ministry, the wife-bashing sex addict pastor Pat Mesiti.

pat mesiti vn1

Pat ‘Pasquale’ Mesiti pleaded guilty after the attack on his wife Andrea in her northwest Sydney home on New Years Eve 2015. Since then Andrea divorced Pat for his poor anger management and his cheating on her behind her back.

The trouble with people and preachers like Dr Phil Pringle is that they live in a cushy bubble of their own creation; demi-gods in their own little spiritual universe.

Kong Hee. Now in Changi Prison Hell-Hole as of 21 April 2017. Having lived a pampered and honoured life, Kong won’t know what hit him he started his sentence in Changi Prison Hell-Hole

Nine days prior to Kong Hee’s revised sentence of 3.5 years, I predicted the following:

“What if Kong Hee receives Dr Phil Pringle’s miracle and is miraculously cleared on all charges.

My assessment is that it’s not going to happen. Even if the judges find Kong Hee and the five other CHC convicted leaders were somehow innocent in taking USD$35 million from the CHC Building Fund and blowing it on Kong Hee’s wife Ho Sun’s pop-star career “for the Christian gospel”, there’s still the sticky problem of multiple frauds.

If a miracle happens, Phil Pringle will emerge from his conga-hole at Oxford Falls Sydney and rant and rave and gloat again.”

Well, that’s not going to happen. Phil Pringle now has to eat his words. But he won’t.

Phil Pringle is a full-blown pathological narcisissist who is always right and never ever admits he’s made mistakes.

In Phil Pringle’s mind, he is The Great Dr Phil Pringle”

DR PHIL CAN SWIM UNDER WATER BUT HE CAN’T WALK ON WATER. Dr Phil: “The Singapore Courts and Authorities are agents of Satan”