Priests must violate Seal of Confessional, inquiry told

Posted November 28, 2017 11:14 am by Staff Reporter

Priests must violate Seal of Confessional, inquiry told

Priests should be compelled to break the Seal of Confessional in cases of child abuse, lawyers have told a national inquiry. Solicitor David Enright, representing former pupils at a Comboni missionary school, said it was a problem that “matters revealed in Confession, including child abuse, cannot be used in governance”. “One can’t think of a more serious obstacle embedded in the law…
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