Narrogin Observer. Close navigation menu Subscribe Log In. Making news weekdays with Jenna Clarke. Augusta-Margaret River Times. Australia's Catholic leaders say they have not hidden behind the now-abolished "pontifical secret" to protect child sexual abusers. Broome Advertiser.
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Australia's attorneys-general last month agreed to standardise laws making it mandatory for priests to report child abuse revealed to them during confession. The court will take statements from witnesses and victims, then enter into a long exchange of written arguments through a panel of judges.
Former sexual abuse cases against bishops have taken years, and their findings can be appealed by both prosecution and defence. His appeal, on three grounds, will also be pursued after that date. Wed, 18 December PM.
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North West Telegraph. South Western Times. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and peak body for religious orders, Catholic Religious Australia, backed the step but argued the pontifical secret's existence had not stopped them reporting abuse to civil authorities. Camera Icon The Pope has removed secrecy around Catholic Church investigations into child sexual abuse cases.