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14 September 2017 | by Sara Maitland

We need to question the duty of priests not to disclose anything they learn from penitents

 

This is not a cheerful column. In the past few weeks a very dark topic has come up for me and I want us all to think about it. It is “the seal of the confessional” …and the sense that too many of the hierarchy still, despite everything, do not seem to “get it” when it comes to sexual abuse.





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