Oh Paddy dear have ye heard the news that goin round...http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/07/14/uk-ireland-church-idUKTRE76D5W420110714
Ireland attacks confessional privilege after scandal
DUBLIN | Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:06pm BST
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister on Thursday said Catholic clerics would be prosecuted if they failed to tell the authorities about crimes disclosed during confession, the latest blow to the prestige of the once-dominant Church...
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