Mildura Priest Makes His Stand

By Christopher Testa
Sunraysia Daily
December 17, 2017

MILDURA’S Sacred Heart Parish priest says he would tell police if someone came to him with a confession of child abuse.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has recommended a law be introduced forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, even if they are told in the sanct­ity of the confessional.

Father Michael McKinnon said while it was unlikely a child abuse perpetrator would confess to abusing children, he would report any such admission to the authorities.








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