Bishops’ conference accepts 98% of commission recommendations but won’t compel reporting

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has formally rejected a recommendation from the child sexual abuse royal commission that reports of abuse disclosed to priests during confession be reported to police.

Eight months after the landmark child abuse inquiry delivered its final report, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia on Friday released a joint report in response to the dozens of recommendations applicable to Catholic institutions.

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