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The Archbishop of Adelaide will stand down from administrative duties, and may formally resign at a later date

He is the most senior cleric ever convicted of the crime

Victoria County Court said the employee had accessed restricted information

They claim there is a ‘real and substantial risk’ of media coverage prejudicing the trial

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Australian authorities have still not made the exact nature and number of the charges public

The defence accused detectives of ‘single-mindedly’ pursuing charges against the cardinal

The Archbishop of Perth asked all Catholics ‘whether devout or disillusioned, fervent or frustrated’ to contribute

The court hearing will decide whether he should formally stand trial

One of the abuse charges has been dropped, but the cardinal still has to fight several others