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France’s prime bishop acknowledges that regulation takes priority over confession secrecy

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s prime bishop mentioned on Tuesday that the secrecy of the confession mustn’t take priority over French legal guidelines on intercourse crimes towards kids, reversing his earlier place after he was summoned by inside minister Gerald Darmanin.

Following publication of a damning report about sexual abuse of youngsters by the clergy, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, who’s archbishop of Reims and head of the Bishops’ Convention of France, mentioned in a radio interview final week that the rule of secrecy would stop a priest from reporting intercourse crimes towards kids that had been revealed throughout Catholic confession.

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