Australian bishops defend seal of Confession, accept most of Royal Commission’s recommendations
August 31, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse issued its final report in December 2017. In their response, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia accepted 98% of the Commission’s recommendations but emphasized that “the ‘seal of Confession’ is inviolable for the priest confessor” (p. 42).The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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