Monday, February 6, 2017

PDN: TRIALS COULD OPEN SECRET ARCHIVES (if they still exist!)

Canon lawyers: Guam clergy abuse trials could rip open secret archives

Guam clergy sexual abuse trials could rip open secret archives that every bishop or archbishop is required to keep under canon law, U.S.-based experts on laws governing the Catholic Church said.

The church secret archives contain sensitive records that could pertain to priest misconduct such as their sexual abuse of children, substance abuse and alcoholism, as well as mental health challenges, lawyers said. CONTINUED

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