[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/0bKIt :

Catholic bishops in Australia reject compulsory abuse reporting, defying new laws | Reuters

'The convicted former archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, himself a former ACBC president, was found to have failed to report child abuse outside the confessional. '

'Australia’s former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull had been scheduled to deliver a rare public apology to victims of sexual abuse on Oct. 22 but he was ousted by his party earlier this month. '

'The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), the country’s top Catholic body, said it did not accept a recommendation from an official inquiry which would force priests by law to report abuse to the police when they hear about it in confession. '

'Pope Francis, leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics, is facing sexual abuse crises in several countries and the stance taken by the Australian bishops reflected the abiding, powerful influence conservatives in the church. '

'Larger New South Wales and Victoria states have said they are considering the recommendation, while Western Australia has promised a similar law. '

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[–] flyingcuttlefish [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 


[–] Dfens 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No surprise here. How are these pedo priests supposed to get the scoop on which children are vulnerable without their prime information source?

[–] flyingcuttlefish [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I guess, these days, that's the whole idea of confession... immunity from prosecution under the cloak of "privacy"....