National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Dec 7-20, 2012

Australians debate seal of confession in cases of sex offenses

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A statement by Australia's Federal Attorney General Nicola Roxon that the national royal commission into child sex abuse should look into requiring Catholic priests to break the seal of confession in cases of serious sex offenses generated much discussion inside and outside the church, even as Roxon tried to downplay the issue.

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