Australian Catholic church refuses to disclose child abuse confessions - Lanka News Web (LNW)

Australian Catholic church refuses to disclose child abuse confessions

The Catholic church in Australia has refused a recommendation that requires priests to report child abuses revealed during confessions.

 

The five-year inquiry, which led to the above recommendation, had found that many children had experienced abuses in various institutions, including the Catholic church.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has said that agreeing to reveal above information is contrary to its faith.

The Royal Commission Inquiry, the inquiry which led to the aforesaid recommendation, heard over 8000 statements on abuses in various settings. This commission, in its final report, had made over 400 recommendations. The commissioner has recommended that Catholic priests should be prosecuted if they fail to report child abuses revealed during confessions.

Latest News

Connect with Us

fb twitter youtube g ins in

Outbound wb

Most viewed in Last week

Ravin and Buddhini appointed President’s state media coordinators

September 14, 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed two state media coordinators yesterday...

Conspiracy against the head of intelligence and senior officers exposed

September 13, 2018

In a rare press conference held in Kandy, yesterday, by...

Austria’s Embassy Officials Urgently Summoned, Order by President

September 15, 2018

Reports say that President Maithreepala Sirisena has commanded to summon...

Rajapaksa company angers JO again

September 14, 2018

Following a statement made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa during...