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Australia: Confession & Canon Law

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In Australia, A Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was conducted over 5 years. Apart from highlighting major injustices that have occurred in our institutions it also made a number of recommendations.  One which was –  The ministry of churches (not just the Catholic Church) should not be exempt from reporting information discovered in religious confession.

References:
Royal commission: Celibacy and confessional overhaul proposed in child sex abuse findings http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-15/royal-commission-into-child-abuse-makes-almost-200-new-findings/9261286
Breaking the seal of confession could pit church against state http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/breaking-the-seal-of-confession-could-pit-church-against-state/8805126
15 recommendations from the royal commission into child sexual abuse you should know about http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-15/royal-commission-recommendations-you-should-know-about/9262758
Royal commission: Celibacy and confessional overhaul proposed in child sex abuse findings http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-15/royal-commission-into-child-abuse-makes-almost-200-new-findings/9261286

 

Australia: Federal Ministers Apologies