Child abuse royal commission recommends clergy must report abuse allegations made in confession

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated August 14 2017 - 12:56pm, first published 12:51pm

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has recommended sweeping changes to criminal justice systems across Australia, including breaching the sanctity of the confessional to hold clergy responsible for reporting child sex crimes.

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