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Top Anglican calls for lifting seal of confessional in child abuse cases

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Anglican priests should no longer be bound by the centuries-old principle of confidentiality in confessions when they are told of sexual crimes committed against children, the Church of England's No. 2 official said.

Speaking at the end of an internal inquiry on whether senior church officials ignored abuse allegations involving children, Archbishop of York John Sentamu said that "what happened was shameful, terrible, bad, bad, bad."

Abuse survivors group responds to Vatican sex abuse commission

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The National Survivor Advocates Coalition, which advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic church, issued the following statement concerning today's announcement from the Vatican that Pope Francis will set up a special commission on the sexual abuse of children to advise him on ways to prevent abuse and provide pastoral care for victims and their families.
 

National Survivor Advocates Coalition Statement
on Vatican Commission Regarding Sexual Abuse

12/5/13

For Immediate Release:

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