Pastoral Letter of the Archbishop

Our Archbishop has released a pastoral letter setting out clearly the church’s teaching on the sacrament of penance (confession) and responding to state legislation which would require priests to report child sexual abuse that was disclosed to them during Sacrament of Penance.

Please read the pastoral letter.

You can also read the Archbishop’s letter to Simone McGurk MLA in response to remarks made by the Minister with regard to the legislation.