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Pope Francis Pontifical Secret
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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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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Kieran Tapsell: Summary of Response to Dr Rodger Austin and Sr Moya Hanlen

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 24JAN2017 Dr Austin in par 293 of his Report states that the 1962 Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis: “…required the strictest confidentiality to be observed in the matters which it regulated, including the sexual abuse of minors. Likewise, the present law promulgated by

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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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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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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1962 document orders secrecy in sex cases. Many bishops unaware obscure missive was in their archives

1962 document orders secrecy Title: 1962 document orders secrecy in sex cases. Many bishops unaware obscure missive was in their archives Author: John L. Allen Jr. Publication: National Catholic Reporter NCRonline.org Date: 07AUG2003 A 1962 Vatican document ordering secrecy in cases of sexual misconduct by priests is not, according to canon lawyers, a “smoking gun”

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Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis
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Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis)

Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis To be kept carefully in the Secret Archive of the Curia for internal use. Not to be published or augmented with commentaries. Title: Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis) Author: Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Ottaviani Publisher: Vatican Polyglot Press 1962 PRELIMINARY MATTERS 1. The crime of

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Instruction crime of solicitation
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Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation

Instruction crime of solicitation Title: Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of Solicitation (Crimen Sollicitationis) – Typed document with Appendices Author: Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Ottaviani Publication: The Vatican Press Date: 16MAR1962 Instruction cases of Solicitation From the Supreme and Holy Congregation of the Holy Office. For all Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops and other

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