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Preserve secrecy of confessions, Pope insists

March 29, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: In a March 29 address to participants in a Vatican forum on the “internal forum,” Pope Francis strongly insisted on the secrecy of confession. “The internal forum is an internal forum, and cannot come out into the open,” he stressed. The Pope said that some Church leaders illicitly make decisions based on disclosures made in the internal forum. “Please, this is a sin!” he said.

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