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Manifestation of a crime to the proper ecclesiastical authorities. Clerics and religious who join forbidden societies are to be denounced to the Holy See. A confessor guilty of solicitation during confession should be denounced to a bishop or to rome. A false denunciation of a confessor is a grave sin that traditionally is reserved to the Holy See.