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Bishops Australia against reporting abuse

SYDNEY – The Roman Catholic Church in Australia refuses to cooperate with the plan of the government that priests are obliged to abuse to the police to report if they about them during the confession. That has the bishops ‘ conference of the country Friday is communicated. The regeringsvoorstel was one of the recommendations after an investigation into sexual abuse within the church.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

Two of the eight Australian states have since the report already laws have been drawn up to ensure that priests are now punishable if they abuse that they as a confessor have heard not to report. The other states to consider what they will do.

In Australia is five years long research into sexual abuse within the catholic church. It found that 7 percent of the priests in Australia between 1950 and 2010 have been guilty of the abuse of children.

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