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Contribution of H.E. Msgr. Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, and Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre, former president of the Vatican City State Tribunal on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis On the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019

Contribution Arrieta and Torre Title: Contribution of H.E. Msgr. Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, and Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre, former president of the Vatican City State Tribunal on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis On the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Juan Ignacio Arrieta

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Interview of the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis concerning the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019

Scicluna an epochal decision Title: Interview of the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis concerning the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Andrea Tornielli Publisher:Vatican

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RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescript of the Holy Father Francis to introduce some amendments to the “Normae de gravioribus delictis”, 17.12.2019

Normae de gravioribus delictis Title: RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescript of the Holy Father Francis to introduce some amendments to the “Normae de gravioribus delictis”, 17.12.2019 Author: CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN, CARDINAL LUIS FRANCISCO LADARIA on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis Publisher: Holy See Press Office Date: 17DEC2019 “You are the light of the world.

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Comment by the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father on the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019

Rescript comment Andrea Tornielli Title: Comment by the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father on the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Andrea Tornielli Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 17Dec2019 Historic decision, fruit of the February summit With the abolition of the pontifical secret

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RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescriptum of the Holy Father Francis to promulgate the Instruction on the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019

RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI Title: RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescriptum of the Holy Father Francis to promulgate the Instruction on the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Cardinal Pietro Parolin on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 17DEC2019 His Holiness Pope Francis, in the Audience granted to His Excellency Archbishop

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Pope ends a secrecy rule for Catholic sexual abuse cases, but for victims many barriers to justice remain

Author: Christine P. Bartholomew Publication: The Conversation Date: 13JAN2020 Pope Francis recently removed one of the barriers facing sex abuse victims looking for justice – the “Rule of Pontifical Secrecy.” The rule is an obligation under the church’s laws to keep sensitive information regarding the Catholic Church’s governance strictly confidential. This rule allowed church officials to withhold

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Pope Francis abolishes the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases involving clerics

Author: Gerard O’Connell Publication: America Magazine Date: 17DEC2019 In a decision of enormous importance, long called for by survivors of abuse and their advocates, Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases concerning clerics. The “pontifical secret” is not related to the seal of the confessional, which remains absolute (and inviolable) in

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Final Public Hearing into the Catholic Church in Australia

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 30DEC2019 Final Public Hearing into the Catholic Church in Australia Canon Law on Reporting: In contrast to the Church’s canon law since at least the 12th century, Pope Pius XI in 1922 imposed the strictest secrecy over information about child sexual

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A Response to Dr Rodger Austin’s Report

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 24JAN2017 Dr Austin’s report of 28 November 2016 to the Royal Commission states that bishops and religious superiors have an obligation to report child sexual abuse to the civil authorities where the civil law requires it because of Church moral teaching

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What is the pontifical secret?

Author: Hannah Brockhaus Publication: What is the pontifical secret? Date: 14SEP2018 Vatican City, Dec 19, 2018 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Following the allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò about the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, many have called for official Vatican files on the former cardinal to be released. While this may seem like

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