Saturday, June 16, 2018

Australian bishop: Seal of confession cannot be ended by ‘law of politicians’

From Australia-
Politicians can change the law, but priests won’t violate the confessional, said the administrator of the Archdiocese of Adelaide.
A new law says religious ministers in the state of South Australia will have to report anyone who admits to child abuse, even if it’s in the confessional.
Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson in May became the most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse in the 1970s. He could face two years in prison.
Adelaide is the capital of the state of South Australia.
Bishop Gregory O’Kelly, an Adelaide native, was appointed by Francis as apostolic administrator for the Adelaide archdioceseafter Wilson’s trial.
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