Melbourne, Australia, Jul 12, 2018 / 09:37 am
The Australian state of Victoria has said a recommendation by the royal commission that it pass a law requiring priests to break the confessional seal to report cases of child sex abuse requires further consideration.
Victoria attorney general Martin Pakula said July 11 that the government needs to further consider 24 of the 317 recommendations made to the state by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Pakula said the state government accepted 128 recommendations, and another 165 in principle, according to The Guardian.
He told ABC radio that the proposal to require the breaking of the seal of confession "needs a degree of national agreement."