Vatican re-asserts that seal of confession must never be violated

Posted July 2, 2019 8:17 pm by Andrew Ehrkamp | @AndrewEhrkamp

Vatican re-asserts that seal of confession must never be violated

In the light of “a worrying negative prejudice” against the Catholic Church, Pope Francis ordered the publication of a document affirming the absolute secrecy of everything said in confession and calling on priests to defend it at all costs, even at the cost of their lives.
The need for the absolute secrecy of confession “comes directly from revealed divine law and has its roots in the very nature of the sacrament to the point that no exception whatsoever can be admitted in the ecclesial sphere and even less in the civil one,” a new Vatican document said.
The “note of the Apostolic

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