Mildura Priest Makes His Stand
By Christopher Testa
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.