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'shameful past': archbishops respond to child abuse royal commission findings

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'shameful past': archbishops respond to child abuse royal commission findings

the catholic church is unlikely to change its universal laws despite a royal commission suggesting voluntary celibacy for priests and that the seal of confession be broken to reveal child abuse.the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse wants australia's catholic leaders to ask the holy see to make numerous changes to its canon laws, including that the "pontifical secret" does not apply to child abuse allegations.melbourne archbishop denis hart, the australian catholic bishops conference president, said the bishops would take the royal commission's recommendations seriously and present them to the holy see.but he said the seal of the confession cannot be broken, even if priests face the prospect of crimina...