Chilean legislation imperils confessional seal
April 26, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: The lower house of Chile’s parliament has approved a bill that would require clergy—as well as police, teachers, and civil servants—to inform authorities about any credible reports of child abuse. The legislature rejected an amendment that would have exempted priests from reporting crimes that were mentioned in sacramental confessions. The bill now goes to the country’s senate.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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