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Confessional seal not a matter of human rights, says Australian official

July 17, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: A human-rights commissioner in the Australian Capital Territory has ruled that a law requiring Catholic priests to reports sexual abuse mentioned in a sacramental confession is not a violation of human rights. The commissioner rejected Australian bishops’ plea that the legislation offends against religious freedom.

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