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Australian panel blasts Catholic hierarchy, urges end to celibacy and confessional seal

December 15, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: An Australian Royal Commission investigating sexual abuse of children has denounced “catastrophic failures of leadership of Catholic Church authorities over many decades.” The commission recommended a new law requiring priests to inform police if they had any evidence of abuse—including evidence from sacramental confessions. The group also suggested an end to clerical celibacy.

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