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Indian court to hear challenge to mandatory confession by Orthodox believers

December 15, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: A rule of India’s Malankara Orthodox Church, requiring the faithful to confess their sins at least once a year, will be challenged in India’s highest court. Three members of the Church argue that the rule violates their privacy; the complain that priests have used the confessional to solicit bribes or sexual favors. India’s court dismissed a similar complaint in the past, pointing out that people are free to practice—or to leave—any religion.

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