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11 September Mandatory reporting in confession could help catch perpetrators The Catholic Church has argued that the mandatory reporting of child abuse in confession would not help identify perpetrators, but we argue that is not true. The Church’s decision to uphold the seal of confession only re-establishes the veil of secrecy behind which child sexual abuse was kept hidden for so long.
23 August Pope’s apology reinforces need to address recommendations in the Royal Commission’s Final Report This week the world witnessed Pope Francis apologise publicly for Catholic Church 'long ignoring' child sexual abuse. While this is one small step towards healing for survivors, there is a long road to travel yet before our community can confidently see an end to Institutional abuse.