'Morally wrong' to protect child abusers under seal of confession

Vatican commission member Marie Collins has said it's 'morally wrong' for child abusers to be protected through the seal of confession.

Collins, an abuse survivor, was recently appointed to a Vatican commission on protecting children from abuse.

She's been speaking after a priest this morning said that he would do anything to protect a child, but would not break the seal of confession.

"Whatever way you look at it, it's wrong. There are things about the Catholic Church and their rules and regulations that I'm not a big supporter of, I certainly could not support for one second somebody being an abuser and being allowed to go out and continue abusing , it's just morally wrong".

"If it was any other religion would we be sitting back and sort of saying 'well, that's the way it is,'" she added.

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