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Confessional seal again comes under scrutiny

HONG KONG (SE): With the release of the findings of one of the most significant investigations into Church practice this year, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia has some damning things to say about the structural weakness of the governance of the Church and its inability to manage its own affairs.
But perhaps one of its most controversial recommendations is that a new law be passed requiring priests to report cases of child sexual abuse learned about in the sacrament of confession.

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