Louisiana District Judge Mike Caldwell said that the priest was not required by law to report the alleged sex abuse if informed about it within the confidential seal of confession, which priests cannot break.
Louisiana court upholds priest's 'seal of confession' rights →
State District Judge Mike Caldwell said in court Feb. 26 that a state law requiring clergy to report sex abuse of minors violated a priest’s religious freedom protections for confidential confessions.
Louisiana judge: Priests can't be forced to break seal of confession →
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