MP scathing of Catholic Archbishop during parliamentary debate on confessional seal


August 29, 2019

By James Oaten

A Victorian Government MP has revealed his father was sexually abused as a child as the Parliament holds an emotional debate on legislation that would compel religious leaders to report knowledge of child abuse.

Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke also launched a scathing criticism of Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli, after the Archbishop defended convicted paedophile Cardinal George Pell and ruled out ever breaking the confessional seal.

“It certainly takes a man detached from all logic and reality to go on radio and sell our community this rubbish,” Mr Edbrooke told Parliament.

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