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Australia's Bishops Reject Reporting Evidence Of Abuse Heard In Confession

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the top body for religious orders in the country formally rejected the recommendation contained in a landmark government report issued late last year.

The Roman Catholic Church in Australia has rejected a recommendation that priests be required to report evidence of sexual abuse revealed in confession.

The proposed change was contained in in the country issued late last year by a royal commission that spent five years compiling data, including

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