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The Church Must Defend Integrity of Confession in Hong Kong

‘Given the delicacy and greatness of this ministry and the respect due to persons, the Church declares that every priest who hears confessions is bound under very severe penalties to keep absolute secrecy regarding the sins that his penitents have confessed to him,’ explains the Catechism.

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER: It’s imperative that Catholic leaders speak out against this latest blow to religious freedom and human rights in the Chinese territory.