In response to pending bill requiring Catholic priests to report child sex abuse learned about through the sacrament, priests insist on upholding sacred trust.
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Bishops and religious leaders have accepted or accepted in principle or supported 98% of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
The bishops said they will resist the Royal Commission’s proposal that priests be legally obligated to disclose sexual abuse revealed in confession.
Some Australian bishops have offered different opinions about how broadly the seal applies, as the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse focuses attention on the matter.