Archbishop Philip Wilson died at the age of 70 and the cause of death revealed as his death was sudden. Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge revealed the news on Twitter stating that had died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon on January 17, 2021.
Archbishop Philip Wilson was the eighth Roman Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, serving from 2001 to 2018. Similarly, from 2006 to 2010, he served as the President of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
How Did Archbishop Philip Wilson Die? Cause Of Death Revealed
Archbishop Philip Wilson died suddenly at the age of 70 on January 17, 2021. Regarding the cause of death, The Adelaide Archdiocese stated that he had suffered ill health and his death was sudden. He was diagnosed with bowel cancer and suffered illness before his death.
Philip Wilson, Emeritus Archbishop of Adelaide, has died unexpectedly this afternoon…a true man of the Church and a good friend who suffered greatly: beyond the darkness of Calvary may he know the light of Easter pic.twitter.com/OhbLCLH4Rk
— Mark Coleridge (@ArchbishopMark) January 17, 2021
Moreover, various Church leaders paid tribute to Emeritus Archbishop Wilson including Archbishop Coleridge. Coleridge stated that he was a true man of the Church and a good friend who suffered greatly.
Was He Married? Wife And Family Facts To Know
Well, Archbishop Philip Wilson was not married. Instead, he had dedicated his life to the church. He had entered the priesthood in his mid-teens after the completion of his high school education.
Wilson was born to an Australian family as a son of Joan and John Wilson, according to his Wikipedia. He grew up with five siblings in Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia.
Vale Emeritus Archbishop Wilson. Had a lovely chat to him about movies back in 2012 when I was undergoing Mystagogy….https://t.co/RO7uKvTOE2
— Allen Tiller (@Allen_Tiller) January 17, 2021
He pursued his primary and secondary education at St Patrick’s Primary School in Cessnock and St Joseph’s College respectively. Later, he earned a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Catholic Institute of Sydney.
How Much Was His Net Worth?
When it comes to earnings and net worth, their is no adequate information regarding his fortune. As a priest, he is away from his luxury lifestyle.
Meanwhile, he had various assets in his name before the time of his death. He took numerous high-profile positions during his long tenure but there is no exact information regarding his personal wealth.